How Lancaster County Families Can Put Kids First in Custody Proceedings

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Separation is a part of life for many American families. While some couples worry about the division of assets and debt, one of the most important tasks is resolving the issue of child custody. Every family is different, so no custody agreement works for everyone. However, with a bit of creative thinking and the help of an experienced…

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Three Smart Ways to Protect Yourself Against Contractor Fraud

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney If you’re considering home improvement, you know it can cost a bundle. Pennsylvanians are paying more than ever for renovations. The 2022 Houzz & Home Survey found that American homeowners plan to spend $15,000 in the coming year to renovate their houses. This represents a 50 percent increase compared to the previous three years. With so much money at stake,…

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Some Types of Bankruptcy Can Protect Home Ownership, Even if Foreclosure Proceedings Have Already Started

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Pennsylvania Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a legal tool developed to help people repay debts without liquidating all of their assets. It’s potentially beneficial for homeowners who want to manage debt without losing their homes. This type of bankruptcy was designed to help usually steady earners get back on their feet after a rough period. Sometimes referred to as the…

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Are There Ways to Reduce Child Custody Stress?

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Separation or divorce gets more complicated when children are involved, which also brings more stress. Even if things are amicable between the parents, emotional strain is inevitable as families figure out how to split a child’s time between two homes. As a result, both parents and children can experience resentment and distress. But, while some tension is unavoidable, there…

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Denied SSD Claims Must be Contested Within 60 Days. Here’s How to Make the Most of That Time.

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney In Pennsylvania, filing a Social Security Disability claim is a complex process with strict deadlines. Even after submission, applicants may receive requests in the mail to submit additional information or documentation within a very short time frame. When the SSA denies a claim, the applicant has just sixty days to file an appeal. That’s why it’s so important to respond…

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Why Parents at all Income Levels Should Understand What a Trust is and When to Create one

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney The term “Trust” has traditionally been associated with very wealthy individuals. For example, “Trust fund babies” refers to people who have inherited large fortunes. But Trusts provide a range of practical benefits and can be used by parents in almost any income bracket. Anyone with children under the age of 18 or who is responsible for people with special…

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