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Long Island Elder Law Attorney Articles

Facts to Know About Medicare Planning

Estate Planning Attorney Assisting NY Families with Medicare Concerns Medicare planning is an essential component for any estate plan. After all, there will come a time when you need to use Medicare … [Read More...]

Should I Leave the Family Home to My Children?

Experienced NY Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the Right Time to Transfer the Family Home When considering your estate plan, one thing you may wonder is whether you should leave the family home to … [Read More...]

What Are My Options for End of Life Care?

Elder Care Attorney Helping Families in New York with End of Life Care Planning Part of elder planning and estate planning is creating an end-of-life care plan. While no one wants to admit their own … [Read More...]

What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Long Island Attorneys Discuss Medicare & Medicaid for Estate Planning When undergoing estate planning, the topic of medical care comes up. Most consumers do not know the difference between … [Read More...]

Estate Planning Concerns for Families with Children with Special Needs

NY Attorney Helping with Estate Planning for Special Needs Families If you have a child with special needs, you must take extra caution when creating your estate plan. It does not matter whether your … [Read More...]

Ways to Avoid the Time and Expense of Probate Court

Hiring an Elder Law Attorney can Prevent the Expense of Probate Court for Families in Long Island, NY Everyone wants to pass on something to their children or other family members. You want … [Read More...]

The Value of Hiring an Elder Law Attorney

Estate Planning Attorney Helping Families in Long Island Avoid Probate Everyone wants to pass on something to their children or other family members. You want everything that you have saved to go to … [Read More...]

Steps to Take After a Loved One’s Death

Compassionate Attorney Assisting Grieving Family Members throughout Long Island, NY The death of a family member is emotionally and mentally traumatic. While you are tempted to retreat and deal with … [Read More...]

How to Plan a Funeral: A Loved One’s Checklist

Understanding Attorneys Helping Families Plan Funerals in Long Island, NY No one expects to plan a funeral for a loved one, but when the time comes, they are often unprepared for what tasks they must … [Read More...]

What Are the Inheritance Rights of Adopted Children?

Estate Planning Attorney Assisting Long Island Families with Adopted Children In general, an adopted child will typically have the same inheritance right to adoptive parents as biological children of … [Read More...]

Sensitive Estate Planning Questions That You Must Address

Understanding and Caring Attorneys Assisting with Estate Planning in the Long Island Area Estate planning tends to strike fear in some. After all, it is about planning the future after death. While … [Read More...]

The Importance of Holding a Family Meeting to Discuss Your Estate Plan

New York Attorney Recommends Helping your Family Understand your Estate Plan via Family Meetings You have family meetings to discuss important issues in the family, but have you had one about your … [Read More...]

How Will Your Reverse Mortgage Affect Your Beneficiaries?

New York Estate Planning Attorney Explains Reverse Mortgages and the Effect they may have on Your Estate You have seen the commercials and heard the advice from financial planners. However, once you … [Read More...]

Essential Questions to Ask During Estate Planning for Blended Families

Experienced Attorney Helping Blended Families with Estate Planning in New York Blended families are quite common. Whether you are divorced and remarried, or you are a widower with a new family, it is … [Read More...]

Should You Implement a No-Contest Clause in Your Will?

Estate Planning Attorney Explains the No-Contest Clause in Wills per New York Laws If you think that your beneficiaries will argue about your will, or that they may contest your will in court, there … [Read More...]

Succession Ideas and Solutions for Family Farms

Local Attorneys Helping Long Island Family Farmers with Estate Planning New York is no stranger to family farms. In fact, there are plenty. Whether you own a large commercial farm or a small family … [Read More...]

Estate Planning Tips for the Never-Been-Married

Long Island Attorneys Assisting Singles with Estate Planning Just because you are not married does not mean that you do not have assets. There are plenty of single individuals today with substantial … [Read More...]

How to Create a Fair Will for Your Children

Estate Planning Attorneys Assisting Long Island Families Create Wills When you have more than one child, you may want your will to be fair – even if certain children are treated differently in the … [Read More...]

Five Estate Planning Tricks for Keeping Your Money in the Family

Long Island Attorney Protecting Assets for Families through Estate Planning A single individual can have over $5 million in assets before his or her heirs have to concern themselves with estate tax. … [Read More...]

Long-Term Care Insurance: Assessing the Risks and Benefits

Long Island, NY Attorney Assisting the Elderly with Long-Term Care Insurance Insurance companies are pushing Long-Term Care Insurance to their clients, but as a consumer, you have to ask yourself if … [Read More...]

What You Can and Cannot Do with a POA

Long Island, NY Attorneys for Financial and Healthcare POAs A Power of Attorney (POA) is a powerful document, but it doesn’t carry unlimited power. Just like other legal documents, creating and … [Read More...]

Critical Points on How Adult Guardianships (Conservatorships) Work

Long Island, NY Adult Guardianship Lawyers Conservatorship and guardianship are essentially the same, and you may notice that they are used synonymously in the courts. Most estate attorneys will … [Read More...]

What Do I Do if the Bank Refuses a POA?

Long Island, NY POA and Estate Planning Attorney To help look out for an aging loved one, you did your due diligence and got a Power of Attorney (POA) form. You filled it out according to the … [Read More...]

What Happens When There Are Two Wills – Which Takes Precedence?

Throughout a person’s life, one goes through many stages. A person may draft a will in his or her early 20’s, but as one acquires more assets, gets married, and even has children, his or her estate … [Read More...]

Steps to Take to Ensure That Your Will is Valid

A will is a formal legal document that allows you to dictate how you want your estate to be managed and distributed upon your death. The state of New York has clear laws as to how your will is … [Read More...]

Palliative Care: Will the New Law Affect Your Plans?

In February 2011, the Palliative Care Information Act was amended by the state of New York. This Act requires that doctors and nurse practitioners inform terminally ill patients about their … [Read More...]

Choose Your Fiduciary Wisely: Tips for Selecting the Right Person for the Job

One of the most important decisions you will face while creating your estate plan is choosing the fiduciaries. There is not just one person whom you will select. Instead, you will select a person for … [Read More...]

Guardianship for Incapacitated People in New York – What is the Process?

Under New York’s Mental Hygiene Law, Article 81, the courts are authorized to appoint a guardian to manage a person’s financial affairs if he or she cannot manage those affairs for him or herself, due … [Read More...]

What Does Bequest Mean?

When you are drafting an estate plan, there will be plenty of terms thrown around that you may not fully understand. It is important that you do your own due diligence to research these terms and, if … [Read More...]

How Does Capacity Affect Elder Law Cases?

Capacity is a very difficult term in the elder law section of the statute. While it is clear what makes a person capable of making decisions, that definition does not always play out as smoothly in … [Read More...]




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