PA Law Protects Homeowners from Contractor Scams

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Owning a home is one of life’s biggest expenses, from the initial purchase to the constant upkeep, repairs, and improvements. In 2021, Angi’s State of Home Spending research reported that U.S. home improvement spending rose 25% year-over-year to an average of $10,341 per household. Homeowners who invested in home improvement did an average of 3.7 projects, up from 2.7…

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The Five Cs of Custody: Calm, Caring, Cooperative, Contained, and Courts

By Robert M. Going, Attorney When a couple separates, issues such as incompatibility, financial stress, or infidelity can take center stage. However, when the divorcing or separating parties are also parents, the focus needs to shift to the children and the effects this change in family dynamics will have on their well-being. Separation is a part of life for many American children. However, the…

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Can Lancaster County Employers Legally Deny Workers’ Comp Claims?

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney On-the-job injuries can cause more than just physical trauma. Depending on the severity of the injury, employees may also have the trauma of mounting medical bills and lost wages, especially if they are unable to return to work. Lancaster County employees who sustain injuries at work have recourse thanks to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, established in 1915 to…

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We Share the Seven Biggest Custody Concerns of Lancaster County Parents

By Robert M Going, Jr., Attorney When a parent must start planning for custody agreements, there are a lot of details to consider. Balancing the practical aspects with the emotional implications can be challenging and stressful. But it can help to remember that many other Lancaster County parents have faced the same issues. In this article, we share seven concerns shared by many Pennsylvania…

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Who can Declare Bankruptcy? Take the Quiz.

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney For some people, bankruptcy is an effective way to manage or eliminate debt, but it’s not the best option for everyone. In fact, many people don’t qualify for bankruptcy. Some may find that bankruptcy will not address their most pressing debt needs. Determining if bankruptcy is the right option can be confusing. So, we’ve compiled a short quiz to…

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Nine Things to Consider When Creating a Last Will and Testament in PA

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Creating a comprehensive Will isn’t always simple or straightforward. While online Wills have become more popular in recent years, they rarely provide counsel on the best ways to assign guardians, how to help heirs avoid estate taxes, or protect current ownership. When Going and Plank helps create or revise a Last Will and Testament, we review many aspects of…

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