The Importance of Advance Care Directives

An Advance Care Directive details an individual’s wishes regarding their healthcare in the case that they become incapacitated and are unable to advocate for their wants and needs. Drafting this directive reduces stress and anxiety by ensuring that no matter what happens you are prepared Read More …

Breaking News: “They are dying alone”: Why a healthcare proxy and power of attorney is a MUST for your parents During COVID-19 Pandemic?

It’s February 1, 2020.  New York is in the midst of the Northeastern Blizzard of 2021 and the state of emergency has been declared.  We are also in the midst of the deadly 2nd wave of Covid-19: 150-200 New Yorkers dying daily.  They are dying Read More …

5 Commonly Asked Questions – NY Elder Law Attorney

The prospect of aging can be quite a stressful experience, as it is time to consider plans for your future. Granted the likelihood of aging, an individual should begin considering legal guidance in support of the actions associated with retirement and potential Long -Term Care. Read More …

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 the coming of age, a will, healthcare proxy, and power of attorney become imminent in your journey into the future. In order to ensure that Read More …

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 Enrollment The first and most important step in Elder Care planning is to begin planning ahead for social security, followed by the second step of Read More …

The Risks of Court-Appointed Guardianship

When you become incapacitated, you have someone else that makes your decisions for you. If you have done your estate planning you have chosen this person in your living will and have given them Power of Attorney (POA). If you have not done estate planning, Read More …

Estate Planning for the Unmarried

Wills are often regarded as the most reliable way to safeguard our assets after we pass away by passing them on to our children and spouses. However, though we tend to think that estate planning is only a matter of concern for married couples and Read More …

Estate Planning When Your First Child Turns 18

The sad truth that many of us have to accept is that our children are growing up not only in front of our eyes, but in the eyes of the state as well. Once eighteen, a child is considered a legal adult and is seen Read More …

Don’t Let Divorce Distract You From Important Estate Planning Considerations

Although life would be much simpler if it stayed the same for long periods of time, the truth is that it is constantly changing. People come into your life unexpectedly and exit just as frequently. Regarding estate planning, or preparing the transfer of wealth to Read More …

Preparing an Estate Plan after a Dementia Diagnosis

Dementia and Legal Planning Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia? Every 66 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s, and today, there are 5.5 million Americans living with the disease. Such a diagnosis can take an emotional toll on any family, Read More …