What Do Recent Changes in the PA Grandparents’ Rights Laws Really Mean?

By Robert M. Going, Attorney If you are a Lancaster County grandparent, chances are you play some role in the life of your grandchild. For many grandparents, however, especially those affected by the opioid crisis, that role is a big one. Ten percent of children in the United States live with a grandparent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and nearly 3 million grandparents…

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5 Common Custody Questions in Lancaster

By Robert M. Going, Attorney Lancaster County couples who file for divorce face many decisions. When they have minor children, the most important decisions concern custody. How will they share parenting responsibilities? How much time will the child spend with each parent? Working out a custody agreement that is best for the child and fair to both parents is not always easy. Each family…

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Common Custody Agreements

By Robert M. Going, Attorney Divorce is never easy, particularly when children are involved. In cases of divorce, Pennsylvania courts consider a number of factors when awarding child custody, all revolving around what is in the best interest of the child. If you are divorcing and you have minor children, you will need to establish a custody agreement. This written document maps out custody…

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Divorce and Debt: Who Gets What?

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Divorce is always stressful, and when debt is involved, the process of splitting up assets and money owed can be especially tense. It's important to know that every state differs in the way they handle the process of dividing marital property, assets, and debt. As a result, filing for divorce in a different state has a variety of…

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DUIs and ARDs in Lancaster County

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney When people are pulled over for Driving Under the Influence or DUI, their lives can change very quickly. In just a few moments an otherwise law-abiding citizen can face arrest, prosecution, fines, license suspension, state-mandated safety classes, probation, time in treatment centers, or even prison. Getting charged with a DUI can affect every part of life. In Pennsylvania,…

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The ABCs of Child Custody in Pennsylvania

By Robert M. Going, Attorney Working through child custody can be intimidating. You may be emotionally distressed, and you might be dealing with courts and legal systems for the first time in your life. To make things even more complex, many of the terms and legal language used during the process and proceedings can be hard to understand or easily misunderstood. That's why we're…

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