Columbia County Legal Blog

Common Social Security Scams that Prey on the Elderly

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on May 21, 2019

Older adults who receive Social Security benefits are currently being targeted by online scammers. Some scammers use email or online forms, taking advantage of the victims’ limited knowledge of technology. Other scammers operate over …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

You Can With a Lifespan Plan

By Marissa B. Marshall, Esq., CELA on March 30, 2019

Let’s take a look at a hypothetical situation to explore aging well.
Gus is a 65-year-old man, and his lifespan plan is the following:
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Posted in: Seniors

Senior Care in the 21st Century

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on February 19, 2019

“I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” cried out poor Mrs. Fletcher as she lay helpless on her floor, alone and scared, her walker knocked over and laying uselessly beside her. Can anyone who …Read more

Posted in: Seniors

What’s Wrong with Mom?

By Marissa B. Marshall, Esq., CELA on January 16, 2019

This short fiction explores a common situation many Central Pennsylvania families face. If you’re in need of elder care assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the Certified Elder Law Attorneys at Kreisher Marshall & …Read more

Posted in: Estate Planning

Do You Have a Digital Estate Plan?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on December 26, 2018

adult-business-computer-374720The following short fiction explores a situation that more Pennsylvania families will be facing as the online world expands. If you have questions, please speak to our certified elder law attorneys.
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Posted in: Estate Planning

Kreisher & Gregorowicz Is Now Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on December 14, 2018

New Name New focusYesterday, Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC, announced the promotion of Marissa Marshall to member as well as a change in the firm’s strategic direction to focus primarily on elder law, estate planning and administration, and …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

A Tax Break From Big Bird

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on November 16, 2018

photo-1515606378517-3451a4fa2e12 (1)Today’s legal advice is brought to you by the letter “R,” as in REDUCE your income tax by setting up a charitable trust. What is a charitable trust, you may ask, and what …Read more

Posted in: Estate Planning

When Is It Time to Take Away the Keys?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on November 5, 2018

photo-1533558701576-23c65e0272fbNo one enjoys being stripped of their freedom, and no one succumbs to the loss of freedom willingly. It’s something inherent in human beings, the desire to be free. Unfortunately, as we age, there may come a time …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

Group Life Insurance Through Work? What You Need To Know, Part 2

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on October 25, 2018

photo-1531816494000-90d3ae302088Last week, we met Charles, a fictional insurance company employee who has a group life policy that, unfortunately, won’t be giving his family the coverage they need. Here’s why.
While getting life insurance through …Read more

Posted in: Estate Planning

Group Life Insurance Through Work? What You Need To Know, Part 1

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on October 18, 2018

photo-1527664557558-a2b352fcf203The following fictional story explores a common insurance situation that many families may face upon the death of a loved one.
Charles is 65 years old. Though he doesn’t know it, he will be …Read more

Posted in: Estate Planning