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Rhame & Elwood Expands, Adding Scott McClure as New Named Partner


Rhame and Elwood have become noted in the Portage community for their legal knowhow and prowess in a diverse array of areas within the law, including: Criminal, Family, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Corporate, Mechanic Leins, Collections, Worker’s Compensation, and Wills/Estates.

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Scott McClure Brings Professionalism to New Position as Porter County Attorney


Scott McClure has busy serving Porter County. Along with his current position as a practicing attorney for law firm Rhame and Elwood, he recently accepted the position of Porter County Attorney, adding a new set of responsibilities to his already long and distinguished career.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Tax Preparation Hours at the United Way of Porter County

unitedway portercountyAppointments for free federal and state tax preparation at the United Way of Porter County (UWPC) are being accepted starting Tuesday, January 19. Free tax preparation is limited to taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $54,000 or less with certain other limitation based on the training scope of the volunteer preparers.

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Hartman Global IP Has the Knowledge and Expertise When it Comes to Patents


For inventors who have the "next big thing" waiting to set the world on fire, the legal experts at Hartman Global IP are ready to help take your invention from idea to reality, while helping along the way with each step and process.

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Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce to Host Legislative Class

portagechamber-logoThe Portage Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative call on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30am at the Chamber office, located at 2642 Eleanor St. in Portage.

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14th Annual Public Service Event-Talk to a Lawyer for Free

portage-township-logoTalk to a lawyer for free at Portage Township Trustee, Brendan Clancy’s office, 3484 Airport Road in Portage on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 8 am to 4 pm. It is one of 2 sites in Porter County that is hosting the Indiana State Bar Association and NWI Volunteer Lawyer’s 14th Annual Public Service Event. The other site is at the Valparaiso University Law School, 656 S. Greenwich in Valparaiso that same day from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Steps to Completing Your Last Will and Testament

probate1. Destroy All Copies of Old Wills. If you have previously executed a Will, physically destroy it. Even though our Wills technically “revoke” all of your prior wills, you should not rely on this language to revoke them.

2. Enter Your Information and Delete Blank Lines. Enter your information and bequests into the form where you see blank lines. Delete the remainder of the blanks after you have input your information. (Your Will should not resemble a form when you’re done.)

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Rhame & Elwood’s Scott McClure Discusses Estate Planning at March 2014 Portage Chamber Luncheon


The first day of Spring in 2014 provided a great opportunity for members of the Portage Chamber of Commerce to look forward in their lives with a presentation from Attorney Scott McClure from Rhame & Elwood. McClure touched on a number of topics in regards to estate planning and encouraged those in attendance to be proactive when it comes to caring for their assets.

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Portage Chamber to Host 2014 Legislative Call

portagechamber-logoAll Chamber members are invited to the Friday, January 17 Legislative Hotline beginning at 7:30 a.m. held at the Portage Chamber Office 2642 Eleanor Street, Portage, IN

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IU Northwest School of Business Offers Free Tax Preparation Families Making Under $50K Annually are Eligible for Service

rot1Beginning Friday, Feb. 7 and continuing on most Friday evenings through April, Northwest Indiana families with less than $50,000 in annual income may take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics. This service provides free electronic tax filing of federal and state returns for local families.

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Organizing Paperwork Makes Tax Time Easier

save-on-taxesRather than waiting until a few days (or the day!) before the tax-filing deadline, start organizing your paperwork now. After all, the earlier you file, the earlier you’ll get your refund — if you’re entitled to one. And if you end up owing the IRS money, at least you can file on time and avoid paying late filing penalties.

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