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Real Estate Assessments

What does Reassessment Mean? All property parcels in Lancaster County will receive an updated assessment. This new assessment represents an estimate of your property’s fair market value. The new assessment will be effective as of 1/1/18 for Municipal taxes and 7/1/18 for School District taxes. Why is Reassessment being done? The law requires periodic reassessment… more

Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in the Midwest after posting the article on their website. You never know where your victories… more

Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage

Attorney Tim Reese from our firm, handled the Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District case mentioned in this news report that ended in a Supreme Court ruling enforcing school districts to provide transportation to students whose parents are divorced. We thank another local station, Fox43 for covering this decision. Fox43

News Coverage on Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

Please take a look at the article written by the Legal Intelligencer and the news report done by CBS21 on this case. We thank the Legal Intelligencer and CBS21 for the reports on Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District!! The Legal Intelligencer CBS21

Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

We wish to congratulate Tim Watts in his victory in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania! Thank you for putting your TRUST in the attorneys at Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C. For those who are unfamiliar with this particular matter, Tim shares equal legal and physical custody, on an alternating weekly basis, of his… more

Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County

Check out this article in the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 issue of the Lancaster Newspaper, in which Matthew Samley shares his thoughts on the trends in bankruptcies and Lancaster County businesses.   Business Bankruptcies in Lancaster County

Why Schedule A Consultation?

Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an attorney cannot be provided over the phone without the opportunity to understand the whole picture,… more

How to Get a Divorce in Pennsylvania

There are a myriad of considerations when it comes to the divorce process.  Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, the process can range from relatively simple and inexpensive to very complex and unfortunately, very expensive.  Are there children?  Will custody be an issue?  What are the assets?  Do you each have similar incomes or… more

Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

All over the U.S., lawyers are talking about the increased number of divorce cases they see in January. While December is usually the year’s low, January numbers shoot up and remain that way through March. What’s behind this trend? Post-Holiday Detox It makes sense that divorce would be low during December. Who wants to file… more

Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ Houses

Another follow-up to two of our recent blogs (“Another One Rides the Bus with apologies to the Queen” and “Update to Another One Rides the Bus”) regarding bus transportation for children of divorced parents who equally share custody and reside within the same school district.  Mr. Reese of our office represented the father, Mr. Watts.  Here… more