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By Angela M. Ward, Attorney No one wants to think about power of attorney, or a time where they may be physically or mentally unable to manage their own affairs. We’d like to think we will always be able to handle our finances or make wise decisions regarding our health.
By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Lancaster County residents who are feeling crushed by job loss, unexpected expenses, or mounting bills may feel there is no way out of their financial troubles. But there are legal options for debt relief, and one of them is bankruptcy. Filing for bankruptcy is not
By Robert M. Going Jr., Attorney When a couple decides to get a divorce, one of the first things they can do is establish a custody agreement, even while they are living under the same roof. Divorce is particularly stressful for children, and having a custody agreement in place can
By Angela Ward, Attorney It happens more often than we would like to believe, and right here in Lancaster County. A contractor offers to pave a homeowner’s driveway at a good price with asphalt that he has left from another job, the homeowner wants to take advantage of this deal
By Robert M. Going, Jr., Attorney When we think of divorce, we often picture a nasty, expensive, adversarial affair where couples fight in court over everything from the custody of the children to the tiniest of possessions. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As a Lancaster divorce attorney,
By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Accidents are an unfortunate part of life, and most of them do not warrant a lawsuit. However, there are times when someone is injured because of something another person, business, or organization did or failed to do. Perhaps a defective product caused an illness or
By Angela M. Ward, Attorney We tend not to think about estate planning until confronted with our own mortality. In fact, despite the huge impact an estate plan can have on our own lives before death and on the lives of loved ones after, many Americans still avoid the simple
By Dennis L. Plank, Lancaster Attorney People who have paid into Social Security for years and become disabled might think collecting Social Security Disability benefits is easy. Unfortunately, the exact opposite is true. Between 60 and 70 percent of Social Security Disability claims get rejected. The good news? With the
By Robert M. Going, Attorney  Driving under the influence can change lives in an instant. In Pennsylvania alone, alcohol-related impairment accounts for nearly 30 percent of all traffic fatalities. But even in cases where there is no accident or death, a DUI arrest can have far-reaching implications for your wallet,
By Dennis L. Plank, Attorney Recent world events have caught many people off guard. After 11 years of economic stability and years of a record-high employment rate, many Lancaster County homeowners were surprised by recent furloughs or job losses. Others may have found that even a few weeks or a

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