Columbia County Legal Blog

American Seniors Now Finding Roommates Online, But Is It Safe?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on March 23, 2018

Human hand working with laptop networking technologyThe soaring costs of living around the United States have made it increasingly difficult for everyone, but especially senior citizens, to find affordable housing. This has caused many to turn …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

Be On Guard for Financial Abuse

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on February 7, 2018

bills-2557264_1920Scammers are always looking for ways to take advantage of unsuspecting victims, and seniors are often the targets of their schemes. You need to be on constant alert to avoid being cheated out of a significant …Read more

Posted in: Estate Planning

Why You Might Fight Over Elder Care with Your Family

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on January 13, 2018

boxing-gloves-1709174_960_720Deciding “what’s best” when it comes to the living situation, care, and medical supervision of elderly relatives can be the most difficult choice a family will face. Whether it’s a parent, a grandparent, or another close …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

Reasons to Sign a Power of Attorney

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on January 7, 2018

pexels-photo-618158For most of us, the thought of giving up our decision-making power to someone else is not an appealing one. Sometimes, though, it is necessary to appoint a person to conduct business for you …Read more

Posted in: Estate Planning

Is Nursing Home Abuse on the Rise?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on December 31, 2017

aging-2379003_960_720As our loved ones age, we face difficult decisions about how, and where, to care for them. The decision to admit elderly relatives into an assisted living facility is never easy, but most of us do …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

Do People Lose Their Rights as They Age?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on December 27, 2017

pexels-photo-233227A New Yorker article entitled “How the Elderly Lose Their Rights” highlights the plight that many elderly people face in our country. When Rudy and Rennie North were taken from their home and institutionalized …Read more

When the Elderly “Escape”: Elopement

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on December 20, 2017

pexels-photo-638196Many people are confused by the term “elopement” in nursing homes. Its definition in this sense has nothing to do with running away to get married, but rather refers to a situation in which …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

Consider an Asset Protection Trust in Your Twilight Years

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA 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

Posted in: Estate Planning

How Do I Choose the Right Elder Housing Option?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA 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

Posted in: Elder Law

Eminent Domain Takings in Pennsylvania

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA 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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