Worried About Filing for Workers’ Compensation? Knowing These Terms can Help.

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Workplace accidents are seldom expected, but they happen nevertheless. And they are more common than most people think. In Pennsylvania, more than 170,000 workplace injuries were reported in 2019. While some workplace injuries can seem minor, many stop workers from performing their duties and cause ballooning medical bills and lost wages. Every state – including Pennsylvania –requires employers to…

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The American Disabilities Act Protects Lancaster County Residents From Discrimination. Is Your Employer Breaking the Law?

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Although living with a disability is difficult, experiencing discrimination in employment can make it worse.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of several federal laws against discrimination designed to stop unfair or prejudicial treatment during the hiring process and at the workplace once hired. According to the ADA, disabilities are any mental or physical impairment that interferes…

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We Reveal How DUIs and ARDs Actually Work in Lancaster County.

By Robert M. Going, Jr, Attorney Lancaster County residents driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or other drugs can suffer serious consequences. The state of Pennsylvania has very strict laws against DUI, and the penalties and charges can be severe. The exact sentence depends on the alcohol level of the driver, whether they are a commercial driver or minor, and other circumstances of…

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Do You Know Which Child Custody Schedule is Right for Your Family? We Explain 60/40, 70/30, and Other Custody Arrangements.

By Robert M. Going, Attorney Marriages ending in divorce are never easy, especially when kids are involved. But one thing that can make it a little less stressful for the children is figuring out the best custody agreement for all parties involved. A good custody agreement can create a solid foundation for the future and can go a long way in diffusing emotional tension…

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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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Many Lancaster County Residents Consider Filing for Bankruptcy at Some Time, but it Won’t Eliminate all Types of Debt.

By Dennis L Plank, Attorney Many Lancaster County residents try to reduce or manage their debt, but often it can spiral out of control unexpectedly. In these cases, bankruptcy is an option that prevents one from being buried under a seemingly endless pile of debt. There are two kinds of bankruptcy that individuals can file for financial relief purposes: Chapter 7, which focuses on…

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