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Why Drafting a Trust is so Important During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Why a Family Trust is so Important During the Covid-19 Pandemic For over six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly ...
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Probate filing with Surrogate’s court after Covid-19: New Rules and Procedures

New York was one of the states greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In result, numerous rules and procedures in ...
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What Happens If You Die With No Will

What Happens If I Die Without A Will?

If an individual passed away without having a will, the person is considered to have died intestate. Once this occurs ...
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Can a Beneficiary Be A Witness to A Will

Can A Beneficiary Witness A Will In New York?

Witnessing a will in New York means that if a will is ever contested, the witnesses have the ability to ...
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Will A Living Trust Avoid Probate

Will A Living Trust Avoid Probate?

The process of probating an estate is notorious for two main reasons: 1) taking several months up to several years ...
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Recent Changes to IRA Rules

Goodbye to the Stretch IRA? What You Need to Know About the SECURE Act

What is the Stretch IRA? The term Stretch IRA refers to the ability of IRA beneficiaries to stretch distributions that ...
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COVID-19 Probate & Administration

What You Need To Know About Probate & Administration During COVID-19

My father died during COVID-19 without a will and left a house in Brooklyn, NY worth $700,000, do I need ...
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529 Savings Plan Re-contribution

Got A Tuition Refund? Take These 3 Steps To Make Sure You DON’T Overpay In Taxes

With the coronavirus pandemic causing the migration to online learning for some schools (and complete closure for others), many students ...
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Coronavirus Scams

Coronavirus Scams Targeting the Elderly

If you work in the caregiving industry, you may already have heard about the various online scams that target senior ...
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Advance Directives During COVID-19 Pandemic

Why A Health Care Proxy Is Critical Right Now Amid Spike In COVID-19 Related Elderly Deaths

While much of the global conversation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has revolved around how to slow its spread, it’s important ...
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Who Needs An Elder Law Attorney

Do I Need An Elder Law Attorney

While “elder law” may not be the first thing to come to mind when hearing the word “attorney,” the need ...
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New Medicaid Lookback Period

Medicaid: New Law Adds 2.5 Year Lookback Period to Homecare

As the nation’s most common insurance provider, Medicaid provides free or low cost medical services to more than 63 million ...
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Emergency Estate Planning

COVID-19: Emergency Estate Planning/Elder Care

In the midst of one of the deadliest pandemics in modern American history, it is no surprise that many people ...
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Estate Planning Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 5 Documents You Should Have In Your Estate Plan

International pandemics are serious business. Seeing in the news that so many people here and abroad are passing away from ...
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What Assets Should I Put In My Living Trust

Estate Basics: What Assets Can Be Placed In A Living Trust?

Having a legal document that details exactly what you want to happen with your assets after death is a crucial ...
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How To Care for Elderly Parents From A Long Distance

Coronovirus tips- How to take care of your elderly parents from long distance

Caring for your parents from a long distance can certainly be a challenging but very necessary endeavor. If you find ...
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How to Find A Good Estate Attorney

How To Find The Perfect Estate Planning Attorney

Anytime you’re dealing with your own assets, whether you’re tax planning or considering making an investment, you want to make ...
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What Will an Estate Attorney Ask Me

5 Questions an Estate Attorney Will Ask You During the Initial Consultation

To maximize the value of your first estate planning consultation, it can help to become familiar with some of the ...
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Asset Protection Tips

5 Asset Protection Tips Only an Estate Attorney Will Tell You

Whether you’re straight out of college or a seasoned employee with years in the workforce, if you own any assets, ...
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Why Would Someone Disclaim an Inheritance

Why and How Would Someone Disclaim an Inheritance?

While the process of getting the right documents together can seem intimidating to some, the premise of estate planning is ...
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