Columbia County Legal Blog

Consider an Asset Protection Trust in Your Twilight Years

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on July 26, 2017

Estate PlanningAs we get older, it is only natural to want to protect our property and other assets; to ensure that they go to loved ones and family rather than being subject to government seizure.
There are different ways …Read more

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How Do I Choose the Right Elder Housing Option?

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on July 13, 2017

Pennsylvania Elder Law AttorneyWhile choosing the best home for your loved one can feel difficult, thankfully, there are more options than ever before. Ultimately, the right choice will come down to two things: the needs of your elderly loved …Read more

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Eminent Domain Takings in Pennsylvania

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on June 30, 2017

home_security_house_000002737475SmallEminent domain is one of the government’s most useful (yet intrusive) powers. Our local, state, and federal governments have the inherent authority to condemn private property and convert it for public use, such as roads or government buildings. They also have the authority in certain situations to …Read more

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Certified Elder Law Attorneys – Why Does Certification Matter?

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on June 21, 2017

Certified elder law attorneys (CELAs) have frequently been referred to as the “gold standard” for elder law and special needs planning. A CELA is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), a non-profit organization …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

Preserving Your Future with a Life Care Plan

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on June 7, 2017

contractA life care plan is a comprehensive plan that helps families understand how to best care for a loved one in the event of illness or old age. Life care plans are often crafted by older …Read more

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Mental Competency and Its Influence on Elder Law

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on May 30, 2017

Elderly woman- Nursing home 4798548219_ae88903d41_bMental capacity is almost always determined in a court of law. The person attempting to prove or disprove the mental capabilities of another will need to present evidence that will support his …Read more

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Is a Caregiver Taking Advantage of or Abusing Your Loved One?

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on May 18, 2017

Elderly woman- Nursing home (4)As parents age, it’s natural for children and grandchildren to be concerned about their physical and mental well-being. Often, we entrust our older loved ones to professional caregivers—but caregivers do …Read more

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Who Needs an Estate Plan?

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on May 2, 2017

estate-planningEstate planning doesn’t have to be complicated and isn’t only limited to people with a high net worth. Everyone should have an estate plan. It allows others to carry out your wishes, during your life, and …Read more

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The TRUTH about Living Trusts and Asset Protection

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on July 23, 2016

Money-cash (6)A living trust will NOT protect your assets from the cost of long-term care. In fact, it can hinder your ability to obtain medical assistance benefits to help pay for the care you need. Moreover, you may end up paying more in attorney’s fees to …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

Columbia County Estate Planning FAQs

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on July 19, 2016

How Does a Will Work?
A will is a legally enforceable document that outlines how your estate will be handled following your death. In your will, you may dictate which individuals stand to inherit certain pieces …Read more

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