Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.’s Answers

Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.

Lancaster Wills and Living Wills Lawyer.

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  1. My parents are over 65 and were denied medicaid because of their savings. what are good options to spend down their savings?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cynthia A McNicholas
    2. Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.
    3. Elysia Jyothi Mancini Duerr
    4. Michael Leo Potter
    5. William R. Blumer
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    Without further "facts" it is impossible to give you a "good answer". You should not use this public forum to communicate the facts you would relate are not privileged communications between attorney-client and could be the basis for future denial of Medicaid benefits. I suggest you consult with a Certified Elder Law attorney in the Philadelphia area, and seek direction.

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  2. Our Chapter 13 was discharged late 2012, and we received a 1099-c from one of the creditors

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.
    2. Matthew Scott Berkus
    3. Dennise Louise Mccann
    3 lawyer answers

    There is an IRS Form which you should complete to explain why the 1099 - c form you received is not included in you 2012 tax return. The form can be obtained from www.irs.gov

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  3. My father died 6 months ago and the executor of his will still has not sent me the remaining money I was to be paid.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.
    2. Charles Adam Shultz
    3. Kevin H. Pate
    4. John P Corrigan
    4 lawyer answers

    In Pennsylvania any distribution by an Executor/Executrix is an "At Risk" distribution prior to at least 6 and normally 9 months to allow for a period of time to Publish a Notice to Creditors and allow for the obtaining a Inheritance Tax appraisal and Allowance of Debts and Deductions. Why don't you contact either the Executor directly or the Executor's attorney to ask when you can expect to receive the balance of your money or property. If you are unable to secure an answer after 9 months...

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  4. Does filing bankruptcy affect getting financial aid for college?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.
    2. Daniel Edward Mueller
    3. Shaye Larkin
    4. Brent Francis Vullings
    5. Blake Owen Brewer
    6. ···
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    First of all bankruptcy does not automatically discharge the judgment which resulted in the taking of your license. You will have to deal with the PENNDOT on that issue. If you are unable to have PENNDOT automatically restore your license by filing bankruptcy, it may not make economic sense to file as it may not provide you with a "fresh start" which is purpose for filing bankruptcy in the first place. For starters suggest you contact the admissions office of the institution(s) where you wish...

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  5. Hi my mother is 84 years old and has had a live in companion for the past 21 years and they are not married. The house was sign

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Gary Roger Waitzman
    3 lawyer answers

    You and your 6 siblings each own an undivided 1/7th interest in the home as joint tenants. Legally you are responsible for payment of the taxes and maintenance of the property. As owners you may evict either or both of the present occupants. Each of them is free to vacate the property at any time. Having said all that, your question raises a number of issues far more serious than what your legal rights and duties are with respect to the property. Since the live in has been there for 21...

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  6. Bankruptcy? .I am disabled. $2205/mo SSD. Victim of horrible divorce. Huge support arrearages.. fed/state tax debts. Help!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.
    2. Brian S Wayson
    3. Daniel Pollock
    4. Robert C. Alston
    4 lawyer answers

    You are not eligible to file for Chapter 7 because of the prior Discharge entered within 8 years. I suggest that you contact Mid-Penn Legal Services to see whether you qualify for a bro bono bankruptcy attorney to be provided through an attorney member of the Middle District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference. It is clear that you need assistance, but communicating for answers over AVVO is a public record and not a confidential communication which may have an adverse impact on your...

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  7. Accord & Satisfaction - if creditor returns payment after tendering debtor's check

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.
    2. Matthew Scott Berkus
    3. Brent Francis Vullings
    3 lawyer answers

    You are using "old law" which is no longer relevant. You have also given too few facts to answer your question with potential options. If the $3,000.00 in medical bills is your only debt and you have no assets, suggest you speak with the hospital's social service or financial office to see whether you qualify for some type of relief either from the hospital or some outside source such as Public Assistance. Bankruptcy is not a good choice with only $3,000.00 of debt.

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  8. Estate recovery letter?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Mark T. Coulter
    2. William R. Blumer
    3. Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.
    4. Joan R. Schliem
    4 lawyer answers

    Suggest you should consult with an Elder Law attorney to advise you. Event though the Deed is Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship you will have to file and pay Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax on the present value of your late mother's share of the home. This may require you to get an independent appraisal of the value of the home. Depending on the situation, your could argue that your late mother's share is less than 1/2 of the full value of the home. There are plenty of Elder Law attorneys...

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  9. What are the circumstances that differ from having to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.
    2. Christian Andrew DiCicco
    3. Daniel Edward Mueller
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is far to broad to give you a definitive answer applicable to you particular circumstances. I advise you to do 2 things immediately (1) discontinue the use of your credit cards and destroy them and (2) consult with a consumer bankruptcy attorney before you continue to dig yourself further into debt. If you do not have an attorney suggest you can use AVVO's Find a Lawyer feature to locate one or more located in your area. I also recommend that you not use AVVO to discuss your...

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  10. Credit card debt Can I go to jail over it? The letter says pursuant to rule 3117 of pa rules of court??????

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jacques H. Geisenberger Jr.
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. Matthew Michael Loker
    3 lawyer answers

    You will not go to jail over a civil judgment unless you fail to cooperate with answering the Interrogatories served upon you. I am a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, attorney. If you telephone my office to make an appointment, we will waive out initial consultation, provide a free consultation and discuss with and review your situation. Until you have consulted with an attorney, do not call the creditor or offer any payment plan. From the facts you recited in the question about your health and...

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