9 Ways an Attorney Helps With Contracts

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney If you live in Lancaster County, you know that legal contracts are a part of everyday life. When you buy a home, start a new job, start a business, hire employees, work with vendors, or lease office space, you'll probably be asked to sign or even develop contracts. No matter which type of contract you are working with, every…

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Illegal in PA: Dishonest Contractors, Home Sellers, and Real Estate Agents

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Owning a home should be a happy experience. But sometimes careless or even dishonest contractors or real estate agents can cheat you out of money and peace of mind. You don't have to put up with it. In Pennsylvania, homeowners are protected from contractor and real estate fraud under The Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL)…

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When Should Grandparents Pursue Custody or Visitation Rights?

By Robert M. Going Jr., Attorney Grandparenting can be one of the most joyous roles of your life. From the moment your grandchildren were born, you may have anticipated fun family gatherings, special activities together and, yes, probably a little spoiling, too. Unfortunately, sometimes the role of a grandparent can be challenging and heartbreaking if difficult family situations leave you fearful for the health,…

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How to Avoid Mistakes When You Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

By Dennis Plank, Attorney Denied Social Security Disability claims can be tough to deal with, for many reasons. Suffering from a disabling injury or medical condition is already challenging, both physically and emotionally. Not only must you deal with the effects of your disability, but also with the worry of how you are going to provide for yourself and your family if you are…

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Your Workers’ Comp Claim has Been Denied. What do You do Next?

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Many of us work hard at our jobs. We show up day after day, giving our employers our best efforts. But even dedicated, experienced employees may get hurt on the job. That's why denied workers' compensations claims are so frustrating. In 1915, Pennsylvania enacted the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act to provide medical benefits and to compensate workers for lost…

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