6 Tips to Help You Get a Better Custody Agreement

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Child custody issues are among the most difficult and painful challenges a family can face. They are also among the most common. More than a quarter of all children in the United States under the age of 21 currently have a parent living outside their household. In Pennsylvania, custody laws are designed to determine what's in the best…

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Illegal in PA: Five Ways Your Employer May be Breaking Pennsylvania Employment Laws

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Pennsylvania and federal employment laws are designed to protect employees from unsafe working conditions, discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination, and ensure they receive fair pay and benefits. While many Lancaster County companies honor those labor laws, others knowingly or unknowingly engage in illegal employment practices¬† and that could cost you everything from wages to your job. It is important…

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The Pros and Cons of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By Dennis Plank, Attorney Debt is a fact of life for many in Lancaster County, and perhaps for you, too. And sometimes that debt can become overwhelming. You may be wondering if Chapter 7 bankruptcy right for you. Maybe years of poor spending habits, mounting credit card balances and rising interest rates have finally caught up with you. Or perhaps a major life event…

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The Divorce Checklist

15 Ways to Reduce Stress, Confusion, and Delays By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Divorce proceedings in Pennsylvania can be stressful, complicated, and overwhelming. It's hard to keep track of the details when so many life-changing events are happening all around you. That's why it's important to try to take care of details early in the process. If you're a Lancaster County resident thinking…

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5 Key Points to Include in Business Contracts

?By Angela M. Ward Attorney A sound contract is at the heart of every business agreement in Lancaster County and beyond, whether you're a buyer and seller, an employer and employee, a private club owner and member, or partners in a new venture. But while you may think a simple oral agreement with a firm handshake is enough, it is much safer and more…

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7 Ways to Deal with Debt

By Dennis Plank Attorney Debt can sneak up on you in a variety of ways. Some people don't watch their spending carefully and wake up one day to find they're buried in debt. Others take a lower paying job only to find they can no longer keep up with credit payments. Still, others fall behind because of high medical costs. Some people find it…

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