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CGA Law Firm Welcomes Paralegal Mollie Bolton

access_time Posted on: September 14th, 2022

Mollie comes to CGA Law Firm from the York County District Attorney’s Office where she worked as a Paralegal in the Special Crimes Unit. The Special Crimes Unit handles pre-charge through post-sentencing of all sex crimes prosecuted by the Office of the District Attorney. She found the work challenging, constantly changing, and intellectually stimulating and took pride in protecting the community and upholding its values. During her four years at the District Attorney’s Office, Mollie saw people at crossroads in life. Mollie was attracted to Estate Planning because she wanted to help families solve problems before they become problems. She… read more »

The Central Penn Business Journal has Selected Devon Myers Kolomick, Attorney at CGA Law Firm as a Forty Under Forty Recipient

access_time Posted on: September 12th, 2022

Forty Under Forty recognizes professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in the Central Pennsylvania area. Honorees, chosen by the editors and publisher of the Central Penn Business Journal, were selected based on professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. A listing of honorees can be found on the CPBJ website. “The 2022 Forty Under 40 honorees represent the future of Central Pennsylvania. They have achieved professional success and are making significant contributions to our community and inspire change,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of the Central Penn Business Journal. “We at the… read more »

Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Judgment Creditors

access_time Posted on: September 2nd, 2022

The Internal Revenue Code defines an IRA as an individual retirement account/ annuity which was acquired because of the death of another person when the recipient was not the surviving spouse.   The Judicial Code protects retirement funds and accounts from attachment or execution by judgment creditors.  Until recently, Pennsylvania Courts had not addressed whether inherited IRAs were subject to that protection. In June, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied an appeal from a January 2022 ruling by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania regarding Inherited IRAs.   The issue arose in an Allegheny County garnishment action and was eventually presented before the Pennsylvania… read more »

Updates on Student Loan Relief

access_time Posted on: August 30th, 2022

*DISCLAIMER: This article is intended to share factual information and is not intended to reflect the author’s or CGA Law Firm’s stance or opinion on Student Loan Relief. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should only accept legal advice from a licensed attorney with whom you have an attorney-client relationship.             On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, President Biden announced another step in his student loan forgiveness plan wherein qualified borrowers will see $10,000 to $20,000 in student loan debt cancellation. Whether… read more »

Become a Blood Booster with the Red Cross

access_time Posted on: August 16th, 2022

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Title IX Turns Fifty

access_time Posted on: August 11th, 2022

On June 23, 2022, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education released its proposed changes to the existing regulations, inviting public comment. The proposed rule is the result of a comprehensive review of Title IX regulations that began in March 2021.  The proposed changes to the regulations include, but are not limited to, the following: Protection for students and employees from all forms of sex discrimination and sex-based harassment.Protection for the right of parents/guardians to support their children.Requirement that schools take swift action to end any sex discrimination and prevent its recurrence.Protection for students… read more »

CGA Law Firm Welcomes Summer Intern Emily Ditt

access_time Posted on: August 5th, 2022

CGA Law Firm is excited to welcome Emily Ditt! Emily has many interests and has always managed to find time for each of them in her action-packed schedule. During her years at Susquehannock High School, Emily played tennis year round. She competed for the school team in the fall and for a local USTA team the rest of the year, making time in the spring to manage the boys’ tennis team. Fluent in Spanish, Emily was an active member of the Spanish Club, earning a trip to France and Spain in her sophomore year. She was the Class President in… read more »

CGA Law Firm hosts American Red Cross Virtual Blood Drive

access_time Posted on: July 12th, 2022

Although we aren’t able to hold our blood drive here in our office as we have done prior to the COVID pandemic, we are still committed to helping hospital patients! CGA is hosting a Red Cross virtual blood drive and you can help make it a success. The goal of our virtual blood drive is for CGA donors to give blood at local community blood drives. The deadline to schedule an appointment to count towards our virtual blood drive total is August 5th. Our virtual blood drive will take place from July 25th to August 5th.  To count toward our… read more »

Estate Planning – More Important Now Than Ever

access_time Posted on: July 6th, 2022

In today’s world, protecting your family with solid estate planning is more essential than ever. The recent pandemic reminds us that having good estate documents in place is necessary. A sturdy Will can assure that your assets pass as you desire and your instructions will be observed. A Durable Power of Attorney empowers another to help when someone is injured, incapacitated, or frail. A Health Care Directive assures that medical services will be administered as you desire. Our legal team is current with recent changes in the law and can help you keep your estate plan up to date. Having… read more »

Bankruptcy Filings Down

access_time Posted on: June 20th, 2022

Bankruptcy filings in Central Pennsylvania are down, as they are nationwide. Due to the relatively healthy economy, this fact should not surprise anyone. The mix of cases that are being filed is more notable. At the close of February in Central Pennsylvania, personal Chapter 13 filings outnumbered personal Chapter 7 filings. A Chapter 7 is filed when people are prepared to simply walk away from their debt. A Chapter 13 is filed when people want to reorganize their debt. In the economic downturn of 2008, the overwhelming majority of filings were in Chapter 7. At one point, nationwide Chapter 7… read more »