Posted: 03/21/2017

IRS Warns Public About Tax Scams

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IRS Warns Public About Tax Scams Every year around April 15th the IRS warns individuals about tax scams. Because most individuals are not knowledgeable about the process surrounding their taxes, they can be particularly vulnerable to these issues. Scammers are known to target individuals who may be at a disadvantage, such as those who are…

Posted: 03/14/2017

When Parents of Adult Children Remarry

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Apart from the romantic and familial difficulties, remarrying once your children are adults can create some legal and logistical issues. Marrying is never something that should be taken lightly from a legal aspect; even though you may think you have your ducks in order financially, you may be surprised at some of the consequences. Here…

Posted: 03/07/2017

What Will Happen to My Minor Child?

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Custody over minor children is understandably both an important and complex topic. When a parent passes away, a Will generally controls their custody. But if there is no Will, there is generally a court process involved based on family relationships and the best interests of the child. When a Parent Has a Will A parent…

Posted: 02/28/2017

What Happens When a Parent or Loved One Dies Without a Will?

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When a parent or grandparent dies, financial issues are seldom the first thing that comes to mind. Unfortunately, they are some of the most important issues to work out. Not only do the parent or grandparent’s final costs need to be addressed, but there also may be financial instruments such as mortgage loans, vehicle loans,…

Posted: 09/19/2016

Are You Updated On Family Law?

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Categories: Family Law

As the owner and managing attorney of Covelli Law Offices P.C., Joe Covelli has been representing clients in Western Pennsylvania area for over 35 years. Joe’s history in family law extends back to his earliest work in the law, ensuring that families receive the representation and support they need while helping them plan for the…

Posted: 09/02/2016

Want a Copy of Your Deed? Don’t Be Deceived!

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Have you received a letter in the mail from the “Local Recorders Office” indicating that you may request a copy of your deed by mail for $89.00? If so, steer clear of this gimmick. Property owners across Pennsylvania have been receiving mail from the “Local Recorders Office” in Harrisburg, offering them a complete property profile,…

Posted: 10/09/2015

Creditors in Bankruptcy – Know Your Rights

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All too often, Credit Unions receive a bankruptcy notice and they assume they do not have any rights or alternatives with respect to their claim against the Member.   While the bankruptcy filing can limit the options of the Credit Union, it should also be noted that the bankruptcy code clearly defines the rights of…

Posted: 08/12/2015

When “Standard” Forms Go Bad

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In today’s world it often seems as if some things have become more complicated because of certain legal formalities. For instance, Pennsylvania just enacted a new law changing the regulations governing Powers of Attorney. The new law makes it more difficult for the average person to execute a Power of Attorney (POA), because it imposes…

Posted: 08/07/2015

Think Before You Post

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In this ever increasing digital age, more and more people are posting increasingly personal information on social media websites such as Facebook or Twitter, with little regard to who may have access to this information. Whether you’re in the midst of a divorce proceeding, personal injury case, or other legal dispute, you should know that…

Posted: 06/03/2015

Safer Summer Driving – Infographic

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The summer sun is out in full force, and with it comes a large increase in traffic and driving. While many people are quick to assume that winter is the most dangerous driving season, 18% more fatal accidents occur in the summer months.

Posted: 04/15/2015

What’s in a Name – Slideshow

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Your name holds a lot more value than you think. In fact, your name is the key to not only your current financial status, but also your financial future. Knowing just what power your name holds over your finances can help you ensure a secure financial future for your family after you’ve passed.