Do You Suspect Contractor Fraud? You May be Able to Fight Back

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Thanks to remote work and virtual school, Lancaster County residents spent more time than ever in their homes over the last few years. As a result, many have decided to make changes and improvements in their living spaces. While some people will want to flex their DIY muscles, others will rely on contractors to complete the work. Hiring a…

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Appeal Denied Social Security Disability Claims

By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Injuries or illnesses that prevent work are financially and emotionally stressful. Fortunately, a federally funded insurance program can offer a lifeline. The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs provide monthly benefits to qualifying disabled workers and their dependents, helping to replace some of their lost income. In January 2022, the program served more than 9 million Americans.…

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How to Make Divorce Less Stressful

By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney Change is a part of our existence, whether it’s a new job, a move to a different town, or an unexpected loss. Positive or negative, these life events frequently cause stress. Think about the changes associated with divorce and it’s no wonder many families find the breakup of a marriage to be one of the most stressful events…

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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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