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Employee Spotlight: Eva Bower

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Eva Bower recently joined Marshall, Parker & Weber as an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. Eva grew up in the Canton area with 2 brothers and a sister.  She came to Williamsport to attend the Williamsport School of Commerce graduating with an Associate Degree in Specialized Business – Legal Secretarial. Eva’s first job was in the steno pool […]

The VA MISSION Act Passed by Congress

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On May 23, 2018 the Senate passed the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (The VA MISSION ACT of 2018) by a 92-5 vote. The bill was previously passed by the House. President Trump has said that he […]

Is a Personal Care Home the Same as a Nursing Home?

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Is a personal care home the same as a nursing home? This is a common question for families looking into care options for themselves or their loved ones. The answer is, no, although sometimes the two get confused. Personal care homes are residences that provide seniors support with instrumental activities of daily living and/or activities […]

The Big Financial Risk facing Pennsylvania Seniors

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Recently I wrote about how death taxes impact Pennsylvania residents and their heirs. The conclusion was that for most of us, federal death taxes are not an issue. And Pennsylvania’s inheritance tax can take a modest bite from our accumulated wealth. [See my recent article Death Taxes For Pennsylvania Residents] For many Pennsylvania seniors a […]

Helping from Young to Old

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What do we do in our free time; it’s something attorneys get asked on occasion.  Well we are just like any other person out there; we go home spend time with our families and unwind (which for me usually involves an outdoor activity/sports or some television).  However, there is something else I do in my […]

PETER FALK’S LAW: Proposed Law Gives Visitation Rights to Families of Incapacitated Persons

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A bill introduced in Pennsylvania’s Senate proposes to bring “Peter Falk’s Law” to Pennsylvania.  The law provides visitation rights to the families of incapacitated persons who are under the legal custody of a court appointed guardian.  The law also gives notification rights to families regarding the incapacitated person’s change in residence, admission to a hospital […]

Death Taxes for Pennsylvania Residents

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Should you be worried about death taxes? Many Pennsylvania seniors share similar financial and estate planning goals. We want to be sure that we have enough resources to provide for our needs during our lifetime. And we want to pass a little something – as much as possible really – on to our families after […]