Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Overview for Homeowners

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Debt is a difficult burden to bear. For homeowners especially, debt can spiral out of control unexpectedly. And when the roof over one’s head is at stake, the stress of snowballing debt can be overwhelming. In these cases, bankruptcy may be the best available option. The two primary forms of bankruptcy available for homeowners in Lancaster County are Chapter…

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Starting or Reorganizing a Business? Understanding the Legal Language of Business Structures Can Help.

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Founding an association, business, or private club is a labyrinth of legal challenges. Whatever the organization, there are thorny questions about how to structure it, the form and function of charters, articles, and by-laws, and forging business, member, or employee contracts.  To make matters worse, dense “legalese” language can make it challenging to understand the laws and regulations that…

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Child Custody in Lancaster County can be Hard on Children. We Share Tips for Making it Easier on the Kids.

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney During the divorce process, couples can often find themselves in a whirlwind of emotions. Even if things are amicable between the spouses, there can be immense stress as they each figure out how to begin a new life. And if things don’t go smoothly, the resentment and pain can be overwhelming. However, when a divorcing couple has kids,…

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Strategies for Handling Debt in a Divorce

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Divorce is never easy. Not only is the process emotionally taxing, but when debt is involved, splitting up the assets and money owed becomes especially thorny. Each state has its own laws and norms for handling the process of dividing marital debt, property, and assets. As such, filing for divorce has a wide range of consequences in different…

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Social Security Disability Claims are Often Denied due to Paperwork Errors. We Give Tips for Better Applications Here.

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Those unable to work due to injury or illness in Lancaster County have options, thanks to Social Security Disability. This monthly benefit is paid out when people or individuals seeking benefits are unable to work. However, applying for this benefit can be extremely difficult, unfairly stopping people from getting the help they need and deserve. Unfortunately, 63 percent of…

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Some Lancaster County Homeowners Have Been Scammed. Learn How to Protect Yourself Against Potentially Illegal Contractor Practices.

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney For Lancaster County homeowners, home improvement is an important matter. Across Pennsylvania, property owners spend more than $9 billion every year on home improvement. But before entrusting anyone to work on something as important as a home, remodelers must be wary of dishonest workers. Unfortunately, contractor scams are common, costing Pennsylvania residents untold sums of money every year, leaving…

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