Elder Law Issues in Pennsylvania
Are you worried about maintaining your financial security? Are you concerned about the costs of living in a nursing home? Do you want to ensure your family is provided for after you are gone?
Preparing for the future and protecting your family’s well being can seem overwhelming, but with the help of an experienced Columbia County elder law attorney at Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC, you can settle these affairs without stress or confusion – and at an affordable flat rate.
Let us help you and your loved ones find the peace of mind you deserve at any stage of life. Call our Bloomsburg elder law attorneys at 570-798-1084.
Qualified Elder Law and Estate Planning Lawyers
As the only Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Columbia and Montour Counties, Attorney Marianne E. Kreisher and Marissa B. Marshall have the professional expertise to help you make important decisions about your estate, assets, and long-term goals with confidence. They take great pride in receiving many client referrals from nursing homes and other care facilities in the community and value their roles in helping families take care of each other. Compassion, honesty, and reliable service are at the heart of the practice.
Do I Need Elder Law Services in Pennsylvania?
Elder law is essentially an umbrella term for a wide range of issues that affect the needs of families and individuals as they age. For example, a major issue that many adults must address as their parents get older is whether or not their mother or father should live in a long-term nursing home. Depending on the circumstances, a high quality nursing home may be financially out of reach without careful planning and saving. An elder law attorney can help you navigate this matter without a hitch.
Other important issues that can be settled with an elder law lawyer include:
Medicare/Medicaid – Hiring an attorney to assist with your Medicaid and/or Medicare applications can help you navigate the application process. Both programs are complex, and the rules are constantly changing. Having an elder law attorney on your side can help you get the benefits that you are entitled to in a quick and easy manner.
Estate Administration/Probate – At Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC, we provide complete estate administration from the filing of a petition to probate, a will to the petition for final accounting, and distribution of assets. It is our goal to take the pressure off the beneficiaries with all aspects of the estate.
Estate Planning – Estate planning can be a difficult subject to approach or talk about. Many people do not enjoy entertaining the thought that they will not be around to spend time with and help their loved ones. When drawing up an estate plan, you’re essentially arranging for your own care and for the eventual distribution of your assets to your loved ones. You get to decide who receives the authority to carry out your financial and health care wishes if you’re unable to do so.
Asset Protection – If you and your family have assets that you wish to shield from potential costs or loses, your first order of business is to speak with a qualified Bloomsburg estate planning lawyer. Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC, have the experience, understanding and skill to help you determine exactly what assets you wish to protect and the best way to ensure that your assets are guarded.
Mental Healthcare Directives – A mental healthcare directive is a legally binding document that allows a chosen person to make decisions on behalf of another individual in case their mental health deteriorates. The chosen person is only able to make decisions if the individual is mentally unfit as determined by a treating physician. These documents ensure that someone you trust will have the ability to advocate for you and your needs if you are unable.
Home Care – Whether you are having trouble affording home care, or a loved one has been abused by a home care administrator, our attorneys have the experience and training to help you with all your home care needs.
Wills and Trusts – Wills and estate plans are ways of transferring an individual’s wealth and/or assets from one person to another. Over the course of an individual’s lifetime, assets and money can accumulate. If something were to happen to you, wills and trusts can ensure what you’ve accumulated is given to the individuals or institutions you chose. You may want to bestow your assets upon a spouse or partner, siblings, children, friends, or even a charity or business.
Life Care Planning – Life care planning is how veteran and knowledgeable elder law attorneys and care coordinators work in tandem with you and your family to meet your medical, long-term care, legal and emotional needs. The focus of a life care plan is to strive for your good health, safety and well-being in the least restrictive environment possible.
Taking the time to discuss the matters that may eventually impact you and your loved ones with a knowledgeable lawyer today can help prevent heartache and financial hardship in the future. It’s never too early to prepare.
A Practice with a Purpose
Whether you are planning ahead for your lifetime, making preparations for future generations, or looking out for the best interests of your loved one, the dedicated team at Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC can help make the road ahead clear and steady. We have dedicated our careers to helping families face their future with confidence and security – let us be there for you and yours.
Our office is located in the heart of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Give us a call at 570-798-1084 and we will be more than happy to speak with you about issues on aging during a comprehensive consultation.