Nine Things to Consider When Creating a Last Will and Testament in PA

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Creating a comprehensive Will isn’t always simple or straightforward. While online Wills have become more popular in recent years, they rarely provide counsel on the best ways to assign guardians, how to help heirs avoid estate taxes, or protect current ownership. When Going and Plank helps create or revise a Last Will and Testament, we review many aspects of…

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Power of Attorney: Learn What it is, Why You Need it, And What’s Different in Pennsylvania.

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Discussing the power of attorney can be a complex topic. Many people don’t want to think about the possibility that they could be mentally or physically incapable of managing their own affairs. It is much easier to hope that there will never be a day where others have to make decisions about their health, finances, and legal matters. But…

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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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