Why so Many Social Security Disability Claims are Refused Because of Paperwork Errors

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Pennsylvania workers who suffer from an injury or medical condition that leaves them unable to work may think their need for Social Security Disability benefits is obvious, but securing those benefits is far more difficult than it may seem. On average since 2008, the Social Security Administration awarded benefits to only 22 percent of those submitting Social Security Disability…

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Estate Planning: Legal Terms You Need to Know

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney We all want to take care of our loved ones while we are alive but taking care of them after we're gone is just as important. A solid estate plan can help you do just that. Dying without a last will and testament and estate plan can have unwanted consequences for those left behind, including financial losses and legal…

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Divorce: Learn the Legal Terms You Need to Know

By Robert M. Going Jr., Attorney Divorce is difficult on many levels. Often both parties feel anger and hurt as well as worry over how the break-up of the marriage will affect their children. Added to an already stressful situation is an often complicated legal process that can make it easy for couples to make costly mistakes. Understanding these common legal terms can help.…

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Bankruptcy: How to Know if it’s a Good Choice

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney While debt is frequently the result of poor money management and overspending, many times financial hardships come from circumstances out of our control, such as layoffs, job loss, and unexpected medical expenses.  In these unprecedented times, even those who are careful with their finances may find themselves struggling with unexpected debt. There are a number of options for debt…

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Disability Discrimination in Lancaster County: Know Your Rights in the Workplace

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Workplace discrimination comes in many forms. It can show up in unfair hiring or layoffs, in salaries or promotions, and in work terms and conditions. Employers might discriminate for a variety of reasons, including sex, race, religion, age, and national origin. Fortunately, numerous federal laws exist to protect employees from certain forms of workplace discrimination. Workers with disabilities have…

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7 Tips for a Better Lancaster County Child Custody Agreement

By Robert M. Going Jr., Attorney When a couple decides to divorce, it's easy for both parties to get caught up in the circumstances that ended their relationship, feelings of hurt and anger, and stress over the financial and emotional changes that come with life after divorce. What sometimes gets lost in the mix is the toll divorce takes on children.  When emotions cloud…

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