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Hartman Global IP Discusses What Exactly is Fair Use


In this age of sharing and creating content, being aware of the fair use doctrine is an important thing for any content creator to be aware of. While the rules may seem straightforward and while most would assume that they would be safe to write or talk about any kind of content they choose, there are many factors to consider before you hit record.

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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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Hartman Global IP is Ready to Help Clients Through the Patent Process


 For many, the dream of having their own invention or idea come to fruition is a goal that comes with plenty of challenges and steps necessary to succeed. For an average inventor navigating this environment, it often comes with plenty of obstacles and processes that provide a long and grueling process to navigate.

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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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Hartman Global IP Provides Support and Expertise to Businesses and Individuals


When it comes to new ideas and new designs, having legal control and legal knowledge of your creations is of paramount importance to both businesses and individual creators.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) on "Super Saturdays"

Volunteer_Income_Tax_AssistanceEach year the Northwest Indiana A$$et Building Campaign (ABC) hosts free income tax preparation sites throughout Lake, Porter, and Starke Counties.

These Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites complete over 1,300 taxes and return approximately $1.2 million back into the communities served; money often used to purchase necessities and stimulate the local economy.

'Super Saturdays' hosted in East Chicago and at NWICA (Crown Point) but sites throughout NWI by appointment.

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Free Estate Planning Discussion at Valpo FUMC!

Free_Estate_PlanningFree Estate Planning Discussion is being hosted by Modern Moms at 10 a.m. Jan. 28 at Valparaiso First United Methodist Church, 103 Franklin St.

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Local Attorney to Give Free Lunch & Learn Seminar on Elder Law

fillerAvalon Springs Health Campus in Valparaiso, IN would like to welcome Valparaiso and surrounding community seniors to attend a presentation on how to fund senior living presented by certified elder law attorney, Connie L. Bauswell during the Wednesday, November 5 Senior Executive Club from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. The program will be accompanied with a gourmet complimentary lunch for seniors prepared by Chef Jennifer Ruzbasan, who was voted " Best of Show" at the Porter County Taste of Care 2014.

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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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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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