Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C. http://lamkinelderlaw.com Wed, 04 Apr 2018 18:17:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What Is Community Medicaid and Who Qualifies for It? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/what-is-community-medicaid-and-who-qualifies-for-it/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/what-is-community-medicaid-and-who-qualifies-for-it/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 04:00:49 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1934 New York offers various homecare and nursing home care solutions for aging residents. To determine which type of services you qualify for, you need to assess your budget. Depending on your income, age group, and disability status, you may be eligible for individual types of Medicaid coverage offered by the state. Community Medicaid is one […]

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Legal Issues to Consider When Caring for a Parent with Dementia http://lamkinelderlaw.com/legal-issues-consider-caring-parent-dementia/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/legal-issues-consider-caring-parent-dementia/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:00:03 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1912 You have a parent suffering from dementia, and now you are left wondering what you can do to protect their health, happiness, and their finances. A person who has dementia relies heavily on their adult children, and they need someone who can make the critical financial and healthcare decisions on their behalf that are in […]

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Do Retirement Accounts Pass through Probate? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/retirement-accounts-pass-probate/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/retirement-accounts-pass-probate/#respond Wed, 07 Mar 2018 04:00:40 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1909 After a loved one dies, you may find yourself wondering how all the deceased’s assets are handled, and whether all assets go through probate. You are already dealing with the emotional trauma of losing a loved one, but now you are also absorbing the financial shock of your loss. You may wonder if your loved […]

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Retirement Account Rules to Know for Estate Plans http://lamkinelderlaw.com/retirement-account-rules-know-estate-plans/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/retirement-account-rules-know-estate-plans/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 04:00:01 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1891 Trusted Estate Plans Lawyer Serving New York Clients Retirement accounts are there to provide you with income and financial freedom. While the money is yours, what you can and cannot do with that money is regulated by state and federal tax laws. It is imperative for anyone new to retirement accounts, and those with active […]

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How to Help Your Widowed Elderly Parent with Legal and Financial Issues http://lamkinelderlaw.com/help-widowed-elderly-parent-legal-financial-issues/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/help-widowed-elderly-parent-legal-financial-issues/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:00:02 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1888 New York Elderly Parent Advice Attorney After losing one parent, you may see that your surviving parent is struggling with the legal and financial tasks that come afterward. After all, they are grieving and the last thing they should have to deal with is the paperwork, phone calls, and endless to-do items. As an adult […]

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A Quick Primer on Elder Law http://lamkinelderlaw.com/quick-primer-elder-law/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/quick-primer-elder-law/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:00:51 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1821 As you age, you face critical decisions that not only impact your quality of life but the life of your loved ones. Some decisions you might make include how you receive medical care, where you live, and what you want when you pass away. Many decisions you make have legal considerations too, which is why […]

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10 Things to Know about Probate Court in New York http://lamkinelderlaw.com/10-things-know-probate-court-new-york/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/10-things-know-probate-court-new-york/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:36 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1818 When a loved one dies leaving a will, you must go through the legal process known as probate. Probate is only required in the state of New York when your loved one’s assets total more than $30,000 in value. If the assets total over $30,000, then you will go through the stages of probate, and […]

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Exploring the Probate Process of New York http://lamkinelderlaw.com/new-york-probate-process/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/new-york-probate-process/#respond Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:00:58 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1780 Probate is a process that settles an estate under the supervision of the court. First, a person (usually a spouse or adult child) is appointed in the deceased’s will or by the court to oversee the process and take all necessary steps to close out the estate, pay all debts associated with it, and distribute […]

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New York Services Available for the Aging Population http://lamkinelderlaw.com/new-york-services-available-for-the-aging-population/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/new-york-services-available-for-the-aging-population/#respond Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:56 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1779 Aging should not be something you fear. New York is home to the third-largest aging population in the country; therefore, the state has taken measures to ensure those over the age of 65 years have plenty of services in place to help them. Not only has the state worked hard to improve nursing homes and […]

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Living Trust FAQs Everyone Should Know http://lamkinelderlaw.com/living-trust-faqs-everyone-know/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/living-trust-faqs-everyone-know/#respond Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:07 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1713 A living trust allows your loved ones to inherit your assets directly, which means without going through probate court. That means you save time and money distributing your estate to your family members. The living trust is a useful estate planning tool, and it could save your estate thousands of dollars. Like other legal tools, […]

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