Long Island Elder Law Attorney Articles

Can Your House be Saved with a Trust?

Elder Law Lawyer Assisting Long Island Residents and Families with Trusts and Will Planning No one enjoys thinking about the end of his or her life. But, doing so could protect your biggest … [Read More...]

Who Has the “Capacity” to Make a Will?

Estate Planning Lawyer Assists Long Island Residents with Creating Wills and Trusts When you start the process of estate planning, you will hear various terms. One that is important is that of … [Read More...]

A Healthcare Power of Attorney Versus a Living Will

Elder Care Lawyer Discusses Addressing Medical Needs with POA and Living Will for Long Island Residents Your estate planning process starts with the draft of your living will. However, there are more … [Read More...]

Do I Need a Tax Identification Number for a Parent’s Trust?

Estate Planning Attorney Assisting Long Island Families with Trusts for Parents After a loved one passes away, you may be assigned the role of executor of the estate. When there is a trust involved, … [Read More...]

Estate Planning for the Modern Millennial

Long Island, NY Estate Plan Attorney Discusses Estate Planning for Millennials Millennials are no longer the young crowd. In fact, more are entering the workforce – and have been for some time – and … [Read More...]

Essential Funeral Planning Steps Every Executor Should Know

Estate Attorney Helping Long Island Residents with Funeral Planning While you might have created an estate plan and selected an administrator, how much does that executor know about the funeral? You … [Read More...]

The Benefits of Hiring an Attorney Decades Before Retirement

Estate Attorney Assisting Long Island Residents with Retirement Planning If you are like most, you do not think about an estate plan until you are nearing retirement. However, there are key … [Read More...]

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...]

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