The health and safety of our clients remains our highest priority, today and always. Even though we requested and received an exemption from the Governor’s Order of 3/19/2020 and have been deemed to play a critical role necessary to sustain life, we will continue to practice social distancing with video and/or phone conferencing to meet with our clients rather than face-to-face meetings, as well as car-side signings.

We are open for business and are here to provide you with the same service as always.

We know this is a sensitive and uncertain time, especially for our elderly clients. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. If you have any questions on estate planning at any age, long-term care planning, Medicaid, guardianships, estate issues, special needs, or any question on how to improve the quality of life of a senior, please reach out.

We can be reached at (570) 784-5211 or through email at [email protected].

What Are the Hot Topics in Elder Law?

| Aug 19, 2015 | Elder Law


Baby Boomers are getting older. Millions of people become seniors each year. More and more lawyers are focusing on elder law to represent this huge population. Elder law attorneys focus on serving the unique needs of older individuals, involving situations like estate planning, asset preservation, or navigating the complex bureaucracy surrounding Medicare, Social Security, and other benefits.

In this fast-growing and fast-changing field, experienced Pennsylvania elder law attorneys must stay on top of hot topics and emerging trends, as well as honing their skills in established areas. Some of the biggest emerging issues in elder law include:

  • Estate planning, including annuities and updating trusts. Although many elderly individuals have estate plans, fewer have updated these plans as their families have grown up, living situations change, and retirement affects how their assets and income flow. Elder law attorneys have begun focusing on annuities, trust updates, and similar estate planning issues as a result.
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. These essential programs help elderly individuals maintain a basic standard of living, including necessary medical care, after retirement age. Elder law attorneys often strive to stay on top of emerging issues in these fields in order to better serve their clients.
  • Elder financial abuse. Abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals has been on the rise. Financial abuse is one area that elderly people are injured that isn’t as well-known. Elder law attorneys work to understand the many tricks of financial abuse and find ways to prevent them before they begin – or to stop them if they have started.

If you need help with these or any other elder law concerns, contact the Columbia County elder law attorneys at Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC today. We can be reached at (570) 784-5211.