Columbia County Legal Blog

Three Big Reasons to Hire This Elder Care Law Firm

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

grandparents-1703766_1920Laws aren’t the only things constantly changing—people do, too. Your needs grow up with you. Once you reach your sunset years, the legal landscape looks very different, and it’s best to get your affairs in order …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

Why Should You Have a Living Will?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on May 9, 2018

pexels-photo-959816A topic we get asked about more and more frequently is living wills. People want to know what a living will is, and whether they need one or not. The answer to the second question is …Read more

Posted in: Estate Planning

Do You Need to Fairly Divide Your Assets Between Your Children?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on April 30, 2018

hands_grow_12181088Dividing your assets between your children can be a stressful ordeal. Many parents want to be fair to everyone, which they equate with an even split of all assets. But for most families, an even split doesn’t …Read more

Posted in: Estate Planning

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