Common Home Contractor Scams and How to Avoid Them (and What to Do if they Happen to You)

By Angela Ward, Attorney Pennsylvania homeowners spent more than $8 billion on home improvements in 2018, with more than $9 billion in spending projected for 2019. If you're a Lancaster County homeowner, chances are you've spent hundreds or thousands on a home improvement project in the past or you will at some point in the future, especially if you decide to stay in your…

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Don’t Give Up: Tips for Fighting a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney If you live in Lancaster County and become disabled, you have options. Social Security Disability Insurance is a monthly benefit paid to you and your family if you are no longer able to work. However, denied Social Security disability claims can unfairly prevent you from getting the financial assistance you deserve. The truth is, securing those benefits is no…

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Common Custody Agreements

By Robert M. Going, Attorney Divorce is never easy, particularly when children are involved. In cases of divorce, Pennsylvania courts consider a number of factors when awarding child custody, all revolving around what is in the best interest of the child. If you are divorcing and you have minor children, you will need to establish a custody agreement. This written document maps out custody…

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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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Divorce and Debt: Who Gets What?

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Divorce is always stressful, and when debt is involved, the process of splitting up assets and money owed can be especially tense. It's important to know that every state differs in the way they handle the process of dividing marital property, assets, and debt. As a result, filing for divorce in a different state has a variety of…

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5 Common Reasons Workers’ Comp Claims are Denied (and What You Can Do to Challenge Them.)

By Dennis Plank, Attorney Workers' comp claims in Lancaster are not always straightforward. If you work in Lancaster County and you are injured on the job, you are usually entitled to compensation under The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. Our state laws require most employers to carry insurance that will pay benefits to cover medical bills, lost wages, and possibly a lump-sum settlement to employees…

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