Estate Planning

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

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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

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

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Preserving Your Future with a Life Care Plan

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA 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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Who Needs an Estate Plan?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA 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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Columbia County Estate Planning FAQs

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA 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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Three Things to Know About Pennsylvania Wills

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on September 22, 2015

Estate PlanningMost Pennsylvanians know that a will is a document that leaves instructions to be followed after its writer (known as the “testator”) dies. The will typically explains who should receive what portions of the …Read more

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Tips for Estate Planning

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on September 13, 2015

Estate PlanningEstimates say that nearly 60% of Americans don’t have a will. Even though we see commercials on television for companies that can help you put together a will most people still don’t …Read more

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Adding a New Child To Your Family? Three Reasons to Update Your Estate Plan

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on August 8, 2015

estate_planningIf you’re welcoming your first born or adding a new sibling to the family, the birth or adoption of a child is a key time to consider updating your estate plan. An experienced Columbia County, Pennsylvania estate …Read more

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Top Five Estate Planning Myths

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on June 17, 2015

Estate planning is an important step for every adult – but not all Columbia and Montour Counties adults have yet contacted a Pennsylvania estate planning attorney who can help. Here are the top five myths about estate planning and tips on how to protect yourself.

I’m too young, or not wealthy enough, to need an estate …Read more

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