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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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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Learn why Some Lancaster County Residents are Choosing to File for Bankruptcy.

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney People file for bankruptcy for many different reasons. Medical expenses, job loss, excessive use of credit, divorce and separation, and unexpected expenses are just a few reasons Lancaster County residents might choose this option to manage debt. And while some people can stop debt from spiraling out of control before bankruptcy is necessary, others cannot stabilize their financial situation…

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Child Custody Proceedings can be Stressful, Especially if You Make one of These 7 Mistakes.

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Divorce is never easy. The collapse of a relationship, the resentment about what each spouse may have done wrong, the financial stress, and countless other challenges make divorce one of the most difficult life events people can go through. And while the pain the spouse experience is a serious concern, the biggest priority must be the welfare of…

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