Columbia County Legal Blog

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

Posted in: Estate Planning

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

Posted in: Elder Law

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

Posted in: Elder Law

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

Posted in: Estate Planning

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

Posted in: Estate Planning

What to Do If a Spouse Isn’t Paying Their Alimony In Pennsylvania

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on July 18, 2016

Divorce is hard and complicated and messy, but often the only acceptable choice for an unhappy individual or couple. When the parties separate and become divorced in Pennsylvania, sometimes alimony or spousal support is awarded to …Read more

Posted in: Family Law

How to Get an Alimony Award Modified in Pennsylvania

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on July 7, 2016

The legal definition of alimony is a payment that a family court may order one person in a couple to make to the other person when that couple separates of divorces. Of course, that’s the broad …Read more

Posted in: Family Law

Commonwealth Court Panel Strikes Down Six Figure Award for Bus Accident Injury

By Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz on December 1, 2015

A panel of the Commonwealth Court recently struck down a $250,000 verdict awarded to an injured bus passenger. The man had sued the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) after tearing his rotator cuff while riding …Read more

Posted in: Personal Injury