Wills and Estate Planning in Lancaster County can be Confusing. Understanding Common Legal Terms can Help.

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney While most people want to care for their loved ones when they are alive, providing for them after death is equally important. A well-designed estate plan can do precisely that. When someone dies without an estate plan, it can have unintended consequences for those left behind, including financial loss, legal problems, and family disputes. A sound estate plan assigns…

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Experienced Lancaster County Attorney Explains Why Expecting Parents Need to Get Wills and Estate Plans in Order

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Expecting parents to plan for months ahead of their child’s birth. They furnish and decorate a nursery, buy clothes and toys for the baby, and start budgeting all the extra expenses that a baby brings into their growing family. They may even begin saving for higher education. However, in all that planning and consideration of the future, the one…

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New Year’s Resolution: It’s 2021. Do You Have Your Will and Estate Plans in Place?

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney January marks the beginning of a new year. It's an excellent time for people in Lancaster County to start tackling that list of essential tasks that they have been putting off. And some of the most critical things listed should be writing a Will, assigning Power of Attorney, and creating or updating your estate plan. While many online programs help…

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Estate Planning: Legal Terms You Need to Know

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney We all want to take care of our loved ones while we are alive but taking care of them after we're gone is just as important. A solid estate plan can help you do just that. Dying without a last will and testament and estate plan can have unwanted consequences for those left behind, including financial losses and legal…

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Why New Parents Need to Think About Wills and Estate Planning

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Expectant parents make many plans in the months before childbirth, from furnishing and decorating a nursery to buying clothes and gear for the new baby. They start budgeting for the extra expenses of an expanding family, and they may even start saving for education. Unfortunately, one thing often left out of those plans is a last will and testament.…

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Understand the Power of Power of Attorney in Pennsylvania

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney No one wants to think about power of attorney, or a time where they may be physically or mentally unable to manage their own affairs. We'd like to think we will always be able to handle our finances or make wise decisions regarding our health. The reality is we can't always see into the future. While we sometimes experience…

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