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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Disability Discrimination in Lancaster County: Know Your Rights in the Workplace

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Workplace discrimination comes in many forms. It can show up in unfair hiring or layoffs, in salaries or promotions, and in work terms and conditions. Employers might discriminate for a variety of reasons, including sex, race, religion, age, and national origin. Fortunately, numerous federal laws exist to protect employees from certain forms of workplace discrimination. Workers with disabilities have…

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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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8 Things to Consider for Estate Planning

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney We tend not to think about estate planning until confronted with our own mortality. In fact, despite the huge impact an estate plan can have on our own lives before death and on the lives of loved ones after, many Americans still avoid the simple act of creating a last will and testament. If there's one positive thing that…

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: An Easy-to-Understand Explanation

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Are you living in Lancaster County and struggling with debt? Wonder if Chapter 7 bankruptcy may help? Maybe you dug yourself into a financial hole with bad spending habits. Or maybe life threw you a curve, like job loss or unexpected medical bills. It's possible you can improve your situation by giving up extras like gym memberships, cutting your…

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Starting a New Business or Organization? Make Sure You Know Your ABCs.

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Starting a new venture can be exciting. Whether you're creating a new private club, association, business, partnership, or nonprofit, you want to ensure that your organization thrives. In Pennsylvania, many laws govern the creation, regulation, and taxation of each type of entity. To avoid unpleasant surprises (and possible legal actions,) it's essential to understand the requirements of each type…

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