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What is the Authority of a Guardian?

You may know that “legal guardian” is a phrase can be applied to a parent for their child, but it can also be applied towards an elderly or disabled person. Guardianship is a court appointment of a guardian to manage the personal and/or financial affairs of a person who cannot manage for him or herself [...]

By |2019-03-29T10:09:32-04:00March 29th, 2019|Elder Care|0 Comments

What is Surrogate’s Court?

Surrogate's Court is a special type of court where proceedings are focused around the estate of a deceased individual. It is up to the Surrogate's Court to ensure that the deceased’s creditors are paid and that the remainder of the individual’s estate is distributed either pursuant to the term of the deceased party's Last Will [...]

By |2019-01-17T11:05:42-04:00February 1st, 2019|Estate Planning, Financial|0 Comments

Common Signs of Elder Abuse

Millions of elderly people in the United States are subjected to Elder Abuse each year. Whether such abuse occurs in their own homes, assisted living facilities or nursing home facilities, it is important to be able to identify signs of abuse that your loved one might be exhibiting. Identifying potential signs of abuse can help [...]

By |2019-01-17T10:12:04-04:00January 24th, 2019|Elder Care|0 Comments

What is an Incentive Trust?

Many movies show a character trying to receive a trust or an inheritance by achieving a specific goal set by the deceased. In movies it is often to get married or finish college. Trusts like these are actually real and not just something Hollywood came up with. In reality, you can set Incentive Trusts for [...]

By |2019-01-17T10:06:27-04:00January 17th, 2019|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Why You Need a Will as a Parent

Some people think it is morbid to write up a Will; however, it is too important to avoid having one, especially if you are a parent. You should update your Will after major life changes such as marriage or the birth of a child. As a parent, a Will is the best way to ensure [...]

By |2018-10-17T13:47:41-04:00November 28th, 2018|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Living Wills and Hospitals

Living Wills are supposed to protect our wishes in the event that you are unable to respond or react in a health emergency. Unfortunately, that may not be enough in an ER situation, if the nurses and doctors are unaware of the laws. When is a Living Will in Effect? A Living Will is a [...]

By |2018-10-17T13:45:19-04:00November 21st, 2018|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Same-Sex Marriage Estate Planning

About one in four new marriages in New York City is a same sex marriage. Under the Marriage Equality Act, gay and lesbian couples can benefit from a variety of different estate plans. Inheritance, Retirement, Trusts, Medicaid coverage and more can be afforded to your spouse now that these laws are in place. There are [...]

By |2018-10-17T13:42:39-04:00November 14th, 2018|Estate Planning|0 Comments