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September 29, 2020


Reasons Siblings Fight and Contest Wills – and How to Prevent It

When you draft your will, you have the best intentions for your loved ones. You want to provide for them, make sure they have a healthy financial future and have a little extra for what they need. Unfortunately, when wills go through probate, emotions, combined with high sums of money, take over. This can lead […]

Can I Leave Property in a Trust for My Grandchildren?

As a grandparent, you want to secure a healthy financial future for your grandchildren. One of the better ways to do that is through a trust. Trusts, in general, are excellent ways to pass assets to beneficiaries, and they can also help your grandchildren achieve their goals later in life. If you are considering leaving […]

Common Mistakes Made by Executors and How to Avoid Them

The job of being an estate’s executor is not an easy one. This is why, when you designate someone, you do so with extra care. You pick someone organized, efficient, and mentally ready for the job ahead. Whether you are working to pick an executor or you were named the executor of an estate, there […]

How to Qualify for Medicare and Medicaid: A Planning Guide for Seniors

Retirement is around the corner. And while you have most of your retirement planning complete, the one area you put off is now knocking at the door. Medicare and Medicaid become staples for retirees in New York. Without them, you do not have coverage for prescriptions, medical costs, and even nursing care. Therefore, it is […]

The Dangers of Using Downloaded Estate Planning Templates

Today, you can do almost anything online. You can open a bank account, start a retirement, open a business, and more. With the plethora of do-it-yourself websites out there and articles showing you the steps, you might assume that you can create your estate plan using one of these sites and save yourself thousands. Unfortunately, […]

5 Trending Topics in Elder Law to Know Today

More baby boomers are hitting 65 each day and will continue to do so into 2030. Therefore, the issues surrounding elder law are becoming more mainstream, especially as more enter or head toward retirement and start looking at the facts. From Medicare to long-term care coverage to Social Security, there is a lot to know […]

Can You Stop Probate Once It Starts?

The probate process typically starts after your loved one passes away. The purpose is to administer the estate of that deceased person, and it gives an opportunity for heirs to challenge the will if they feel there was tampering. Most probates go through without issue. However, there could come a time when legal heirs want […]

3 Big Issues an Elder Law Attorney Can Help Resolve

An elder law attorney serves as your advocate and also your family’s guide. This area of the law specializes in the unique range of financial and legal matters older adults face, including everything from health care planning to long-term care to guardianship and estate planning. An elder law attorney is a specialist because they focus […]

Making an Estate Plan? Do Not Forget Your Business Succession Plan, Too

If you have a family business or started a company that you would like to keep in the family after you pass away, you need to create a succession plan. Even if you wish to sell that business, speaking with an estate planning attorney about your business’s future is critical – and you can incorporate […]

What Is a Certified Elder Law Attorney – and What Can They Do for Me?

Description: An elder law attorney can help you long before retirement with everything from long-term care to Medicare and even the creation of an estate plan. You know that you need an elder law attorney. But as you ponder over your options, you might have noticed some attorneys have called themselves “certified,” while others do […]