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Vote for CGA Law Firm and Attorney Tim Bupp in the York Daily Record’s 2022 “Best of the Best” Community Choice Awards!

access_time Posted on: May 17th, 2022

CGA Law Firm is in the running for two awards from the York Daily Record’s 2022 “Best of the Best” Community Choice Awards! We are nominated for “Best Law Firm,” and Attorney Tim Bupp is nominated for “Best Attorney”! The deadline to vote is May 31st at midnight! VOTE HERE! Need some voting help? To find the “Law Firm” category: scroll down until you reach the “Services” section and click, then scroll down to the “Law Firm” category and vote for CGA! To find the “Attorney” category: scroll down until you reach the “Services – People” section and click, then… read more »

Farm and Natural Lands Trust Seeks Properties for Preservation

access_time Posted on: February 1st, 2022

For more than thirty years, the Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County (FNLT) has been working to preserve our County’s finest farm ground, woodland, soils, streams, and wetlands. FNLT is now accepting applications from interested landowners for preservation in its 2022 season. Owners of properties containing farms, open spaces, and other natural resources are welcome to apply. Landowners who preserve their property with FNLT can receive financial payment and tax deductions while assuring that their property will be shielded from unwanted future development. FNLT protects properties with a conservation easement, a flexible tool that provides future protection while… read more »

York County’s Agricultural Land Preservation Program is Currently Receiving Applications

access_time Posted on: January 19th, 2022

York County’s Agricultural Land Preservation Program is currently receiving applications for their 2022-2023 preservation program. Applications for farms can be submitted through February 15, 2022, for the ranking process. The highest-scoring farms will be offered for preservation. Qualifying farms should be a minimum of fifty acres in size or adjacent to another preserved property, and must meet program requirements regarding soil quality, production and other criteria. Landowners should submit their completed application (available at yorkcountypa.gov), and can consult with the Program staff office at 2401 Pleasant Valley Road, or at (717)-840-7400 for details and requirements. The York County Agricultural Land… read more »

Why Do You Need an Estate Planning Trust?

access_time Posted on: August 3rd, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why you need an Estate Planning Trust. An Estate Planning Trust will help guide loved ones with the management of inherited money and other assets after you are gone. A thoughtfully prepared Estate Plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. You owe it to yourself and those you love to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate Planning, Business and tax planning, Real Estate transactions and related… read more »

What is an Estate Planning Trust?

access_time Posted on: March 9th, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why you need an Estate Planning Trust. An Estate Planning Trust will help guide loved ones with the management of inherited money and other assets after you are gone. A thoughtfully prepared Estate Plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. You owe it to yourself and those you love to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate Planning, Business and tax planning, Real Estate transactions and related… read more »

What is a Last Will and Testament?

access_time Posted on: March 1st, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why you need a Last Will and Testament.A thoughtfully prepared Estate Plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. An Estate Plan with a Last Will and Testament will ensure that the money and other assets you have worked hard to accumulate are preserved and passed on to those you love and to the charitable organizations you care about.You owe it to yourself and those you love to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim… read more »

What is a Healthcare Directive or Living Will?

access_time Posted on: February 22nd, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why you need a Healthcare Directive or Living Will.A thoughtfully prepared estate plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. An estate plan that includes a Healthcare Directive or Living Will lays out your choices for end-of-life medical treatment. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate Planning, Business and tax planning, Real Estate transactions and related… read more »

Why do I need a Power of Attorney?

access_time Posted on: February 16th, 2021

A durable Power of Attorney is probably the most useful tool that we use in estate planning. There are no substitutes for it. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about why a Power of Attorney is an essential document to have in place.A thoughtfully prepared estate plan that includes a Power of Attorney is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to have a plan in place. AttorneyTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate Planning, Business and tax planning, Real… read more »

What are the most basic Estate Planning documents to have in place?

access_time Posted on: February 4th, 2021

For most people, estate planning requires just a few basic documents. View this video by Attorney Tim Bupp to learn more about which documents are essential to have in place.A thoughtfully prepared estate plan is not just beneficial to family members, it can provide tremendous peace of mind. An estate plan will ensure that the money and other assets you have worked hard to accumulate are preserved and passed on to those you love and to the charitable organizations you care about. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to have a plan in place. AttorneyAttorney Tim BuppTim chairs the Firm’s Estate Law Section…. read more »

POA Act Amended to Address Digital Assets

access_time Posted on: November 22nd, 2020

Recent legislation will help Pennsylvanians to manage their digital assets safely and efficiently. In Act 72 of 2020, our Legislature amended Pennsylvania’s POA Act to specifically allow an agent under a power-of-attorney to access the principal’s electronic communications and digital assets. The amendment is modeled on language in the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, and will assist an agent in navigating the requirements of online services to access and safeguard digital accounts and assets. Our online lives have become increasing complex, and our online estates – in the form of social media accounts, email addresses and communications, passwords, and other… read more »