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Protecting Our Elderly Friends and Family from Scams and Money Loss

Posted July 19, 2019

By Donald P. Bristol, Paralegal and Louis N. Teti, Esquire- As many of us are aware, the prevalence of scam artists targeting and taking advantage of elderly individuals is increasing at an alarming pace. These scam artists consistently fine-tune and perfect their skills and the statistics are distressing – according to the Treasury Department’s inspector […]

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Lou Teti to Participate in Panel Discussion for the Chester County Community Foundation

Posted May 30, 2019

On Friday, June 14, Lou Teti will participate as a panelist in the Chester County Community Foundation’s “Door Openers to Major & Planned Gifts” presentation. During this session of the C4 Series, participants will learn from the region’s advisors about their involvement in planned giving philanthropy decisions. When: June 14, 2019, at 9:00 am Where: […]

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Kristen Matthews to Present CLE for the National Federation of Paralegals Association

Posted May 28, 2019

On Friday, May 31, 2019, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Kristen Matthews will be the featured speaker for the National Federation of Paralegals Association (NFPA) CLE: VA Pension Benefits 101. During the webinar program, Kirsten will discuss the rules and application for Veterans Administration Pension Benefits, practical examples, and a walkthrough of the issues that arise […]

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Trust Termination

Posted April 12, 2019

By Kristen Matthews, Esquire, CELA Even when a trust is established with a clear purpose and the best intentions, over time a trust’s original purpose may lose its relevance.  As attorneys, we often create trusts in order to protect a beneficiary from themselves and others.  However, what options are available to a trust beneficiary who […]

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Donald Bristol Earns PACE Registered Paralegal® Credential

Posted April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019 – We are proud to announce that Donald P. Bristol, a paralegal at MacElree Harvey, Ltd., recently earned the Registered Paralegal® (RP) credential for passing the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE), administered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). Successfully passing PACE shows that Don has attained a high standard of achievement. […]

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Lou Teti Honored with Super Door Opener Award at the CCCF Annual Meeting

Posted October 24, 2018

October 2018 – The Chester County Community Foundation marked its 25th Anniversary and Annual Meeting on Monday, October 22, by honoring two outstanding individuals with the Super Door Opener Award. Louis N. Teti, Esq. of West Chester and L. Peter Temple, Esq. of Kennett Square were recognized for their ongoing efforts in opening doors to legacy […]

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Married With Children … But No Will

Posted October 23, 2018

Kristen R. Matthews, Esquire- My husband and I have three (3) children together.  Suppose despite our best intentions (life is busy after all!) we just haven’t gotten around to doing our Wills yet.  If I passed tomorrow, everything I own would just “automatically” pass to my husband, right? Clients are surprised to learn that in […]

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Beneficiary Designations: A Pivotal Part of Your Estate Plan

Posted September 25, 2018

By Stephen M. Porter, Esquire– An often-overlooked part of the estate planning process is the updating of beneficiary designations. Such designations control how an asset will be distributed upon the owner’s death.  Typically, these designations are made when certain types of assets are first purchased, or when accounts are opened, but they are often forgotten […]

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Lou Teti Named Honorary Chair of Paoli Hospital Auxiliary’s Fine Art Show

Posted August 23, 2018

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Louis N. Teti has been selected as Honorary Chair of the 3rd Annual Paoli Hospital Auxiliary’s Fine Art Show. Opening the weekend of October 6, the 2-day show will feature the work of Jan Wier and original art expression of 50 local and regional artists. Attendees throughout […]

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Think the Recent Tax Law Changes Mean You Don’t Need to Tackle Estate Planning? Think Again.

Posted July 2, 2018

By Stephen M. Porter As an estate planning attorney, I have been asked frequently about the impact that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) will have on planning due to the doubling of the exemption for the estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes.  As a result of this change, an individual can transfer […]

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