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Commonly Asked Questions Concerning Beginning the Estate Planning Process

8 Most Frequently Asked Estate Planning Questions

When planning for the future, there is quite a lot to consider in terms of legal and medical documentation. With ...
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10 Elder Care planning steps to take if you are turning 65 this year

10 Elder Care planning steps to take if you are turning 65 this year Steps 1-2: Social Security and Medicare ...
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Medicaid Lookback 2020-2021

Elder Care Planning

Medicaid Look Back Provision A Medicaid Lookback is extremely important when it comes to financial eligibility for Medicaid. The purpose ...
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Top 5 Reasons for Elder Law Planning

It is Never too Early to Begin Elder Care Planning!

Top 5 Reasons for Elder Law Planning 1)Specified Plan of Action for the Elderly Population: An Elder Law Attorney primarily ...
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2020 Presidential Elections Influence on Elder Care

2020 Election- Impacts on Elder Care Planning

The Presidential election of 2020, an event that we have all been greatly looking forward to, is not only a ...
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Who pays for Nursing home if I overstay the 90 days?

Who pays for Nursing home if I overstay the 90 days?

Important Dates to Note Changes in regards to Medicaid Homecare eligibility were intended to start taking place on October 1st ...
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Creation of a Trust in Avoiding NY Probate Process during Covid-19

Why TRUSTS are better than Wills after Covid-19 Eatate planning?

Covid 19 pandemic prompted Americans to finalize their Estate planning and create Trusts instead of Wills to avoid probate overflown ...
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Who pays for Nursing Home if I stay longer than 3 months?

The Covid-19 pandemic had a massive toll on nursing home patients and their family members, as they were unable to ...
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Medicaid Lookback 2020-2021

Medicaid Eligibility After October 1st and new Look Back provision

Important Dates to Note Changes in regards to Medicaid Homecare eligibility were intended to start taking place on October 1st ...
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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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