Richard K. Konkel

Bio

Richard concentrates his practice in family law, estate planning and administration, and real estate law. He believes that these areas of law naturally compliment each other and finds that he is able to form the most satisfying client relationships by providing these services to his clients and their families. Richard most enjoys acting in a "trusted advisor" role, helping his clients reach milestones and navigate life challenges. He credits much of his success in being able to develop strong bonds and providing emotional support during difficult situations. Richard aims to be objective and focused, allowing him to provide valuable legal counsel in very personal matters.

Prior to joining CGA Law Firm, Richard owned and successfully grew a solo practice in York for more than six years. By joining CGA Law Firm, Richard finds he is able to provide his clients with the added value of the resources of all the firm's attorneys. He is able to work with attorneys in bankruptcy, tax, business, employment law and litigation areas to serve all of his clients' legal needs.In his practice, Richard provides a full range of services in the areas of family law, estate planning and administration, and real estate law. His experience includes:

Richard is a life-long resident of York County with deep roots in the southeastern part of the county. He often gives presentations in churches and other community organizations on estate planning. He is a historian and genealogist and as such, is an advocate of agricultural land preservation to preserve the character and nature of York County.

An avid musician, Richard likens his legal practice to his role in the York Symphony Orchestra; while he is able to make beautiful music as a soloist on his cello, it pales in comparison to the power, majesty and beauty of the whole symphony orchestra playing together. CGA is a lot like a symphony orchestra, each area of specialty has its role and working together in concert allows the firm to serve all of our clients’ needs. His creativity extends beyond both his musical and legal talents. Richard also appears on stage as a member of the Bar Stools, a local comedic troupe of attorneys that poke fun at politics and themselves.

Richard concentrates his practice in family law, estate planning and administration, and real estate law. He believes that these areas of law naturally compliment each other and finds that he is able to form the most satisfying client relationships by providing these services to his clients and their families. Richard most enjoys acting in a "trusted advisor" role, helping his clients reach milestones and navigate life challenges. He credits much of his success in being able to develop strong bonds and providing emotional support during difficult situations. Richard aims to be objective and focused, allowing him to provide valuable legal counsel in very personal matters.

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Education and Honors: 
J.D., Widener University - 1996
B.A., Dickinson College, cum laude - 1992
Bar Admissions: 
Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Affiliations: 
Pennsylvania Bar Association
York County Bar Association
Herbert B. Cohen Inn of Court - Treasurer
York County Heritage Trust - Board of Directors
York Symphony Orchestra - Board of Directors and Cellist
Southcentral Pennsylvania Genealogical Society - Vice President
Lower Susquehanna Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Worship Committee - Member
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church - Brogue, PA - Member

Articles

  • 04.08.14

    What happens if you don’t remove your ex spouse from your life insurance policy following divorce? You may be surprised to learn that how you got the life insurance policy makes an enormous difference.
       

  • 07.22.12

    Pennsylvania’s support guidelines establish the amount of child support owed by one parent to the other. A parent is entitled to receive child support if he or she has physical custody of the child for more overnights than the other parent does. Where parents share physical custody equally, the parent who earns more money owes the other parent a decreased amount of child support.
       

  • 02.23.09

    In recent years, outdoor wood burning furnaces have been introduced as an alternate method of heating a residence with wood.  One particular manufacturer of these furnaces is Outdoor Wood Furnace Distributors of Floyd, Virginia.  They explain their product in the following manner:  “The furnace sits away from the house.  We recommend a minimum of 50 feet from your house for safety as well as keeping any smoke away in case the wind turns.  The best place is right beside your wood pile.  The furnace has a water jacket which surrounds the firebox and this water is piped to the house undergroun

  • 12.08.07

    Child support is a shared responsibility of both parents. No matter what custody arrangement exists between parents for the sharing of physical custody of a child, some sharing of financial obligations usually is ordered by the courts if one parent seeks child support from the other parent. In deciding whether a parent must pay child support, the courts focus on the earning capacity of both parents, and not simply on their actual earnings.

Videos

  • 05.16.14

    Learn what is involved in a child custody determination in the state of Pennsylvania.  This video provides a basic overview of custody issues including the two types of custody - legal and physical.  It also addresses the steps included in the custody process. 

  • 05.16.14

    Attorney Richard K. Konkel makes a guest appearance on York's Legal Lines, hosted by Tom O'Shea, in July 2013.  This episode addresses Pennsylvania guardianships where an individual is appointed by the Orphans Court to represent and/or handle the affairs of an individual that has been determined to be incapacitated. 

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