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Recent Emergency Messages from the Social Security Administration with Policy Updates

You may have heard about the many recent policy updates from the Social Security Administration office. The new Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Martin O’Malley, has enacted many changes in 2024. Commissioner O’Malley was nominated to his position as the Commissioner and was sworn into office on December 20, 2023.

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US Savings Bonds — When Should You Reissue Your Bonds?

If you are the owner of one or more US savings bonds, it’s advisable to review your bonds periodically. Reviewing your savings bonds is important to help you understand how your bonds work, when they can most effectively be incorporated into your financial plans, and if your bonds need to be reissued or not.

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Compensatory vs Punitive Damages – Should You Pursue a Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit?

Vital Information to Help You Decide

When considering whether or not to file a claim for personal injury lawsuit, understanding the differences for compensatory vs punitive damages is essential. Many people wonder, should I file a claim? There is no definite answer to this question except, it depends. It depends on your injuries. It depends on the number of parties.

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At Fault Car Accident – Determining Responsibility in Lancaster, PA

Who is Responsible?

When dealing with car accidents in Lancaster, PA, understanding fault and responsibility is crucial. The information on this page is not legal advice. In order to get legal help directly related to your unique situation, please schedule a consultation with our team.

It’s best to limit what you say immediately after the occurrence. Wait until you have legal representation, and a calm, clear mind to sort out what happened. Anything you say can be used against you later in the case. Trying to explain, remember and sort out the details when under stress can work against you.

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The Effect of Rescheduling Marijuana in Pennsylvania

The FDA Considers Rescheduling Marijuana

It was recently reported that the federal Food and Drug Administration is considering rescheduling Marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III. If the reschedule happens, (and it is still very much up in the air right now) the decision will change a lot. Whether Pennsylvania follows suit or not, however, is a separate question.

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Administrative Professional Day – Gratitude At Work

Today is Administrative Professional Day, a special day when we express our gratitude and appreciation for the hard work and commitment our staff and administrative professionals at Pyfer, Reese, Straub, Gray & Farhat contribute every day to our clients and our firm.  Whether it is preparing custody or divorce pleadings, assisting with will preparation or estate administration, or answering questions regarding personal injury, social security, workers’ compensation or criminal litigation, our administrative staff at Pyfer Reese play a pivotal role in the success of each legal action handled by our firm.  

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The Warm Hearts Behind a Tough Business

PRSGF Employee Spotlight: Office Pets Edition

At Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat PC, we love our pets! At the heart of our mission lies a commitment: our dedicated legal team endeavors not only to champion the rights of our clients but also to advocate for the well-being of our beloved animal companions. PRSGF has donated to the Humane League of Lancaster County and our team members have adopted pets from local rescues. Despite the challenges we face in the difficult business of law, the presence of our cherished pets brings warmth and joy to our lives every single day. Allow us to share with you the delightful companions who sprinkle happiness into our world, in the hopes that their adorable faces bring a smile to yours as well!

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Title Real Estate Correctly for Asset Protection

Real Estate Title Considerations When Purchasing

It is important to title real estate correctly when purchasing it with an unmarried individual or not jointly with immediate family members. A real estate title is the legal proof of ownership for a property, and errors in titling can lead to issues in the future. Title insurance may also be affected by incorrect or improper titling.

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Understanding Bail: A Pivotal Early Decision in Criminal Cases

The Criticality of Bail in Criminal Proceedings

Bail determination stands as one of the most critical early issues in a criminal case, often surpassing the gravity of the charges or the defense strategy planned for trial. This decisive moment occurs so early that the accused may not yet have legal representation when bail is set, impacting whether they will remain incarcerated or free while awaiting trial.

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