Do You Need to Change Your Estate Plan

Our lives are constantly changing. Whether minor or major, these changes can have an impact on your plans for the future, including your estate. Deaths, natural disasters, marriage, births, divorce, job loss, property damage, property sales and more can affect your estate holdings and to whom you plan to distribute your estate upon death. It [...]

By | 2018-02-09T15:22:53+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Happens if You Die Without a Will

If you die before you have the chance to create a will, then your entire estate and all of your assets will enter intestacy. Intestacy is a legal process to which all of your assets are evaluated and distributed to next of kin as determined by the state. Intestacy law follows a specific path of [...]

By | 2018-02-09T15:06:51+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Estate Planning|0 Comments

The 5 Types of Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse is a very serious issue, and one that effects 4.3 million elders every year. That means that about 1 in 10 of the country’s senior citizens. Elder Abuse can come from nursing home attendants, home aids, or even family members. Abuse of the elderly can affect both men and women, almost equally. There [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:13:23+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Articles, Elder Care|0 Comments

Passing On Your Digital Assets

In today’s day and age, so much of what we do is online. More and more of what we do is paperless. We do our taxes online, have private files on our computers, and have passwords to secure our accounts. When you die, who will gain access to these files, and what do you want [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:13:35+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Articles, Estate Planning|0 Comments

Advanced Directives

If you become incapacitated and unable to make medical decisions for yourself, it can be difficult for your physician and family to follow your wishes without proper legal documents. Advanced Directives (health care proxy and living will) mitigate this issue by your designation of a health care agent to make decisions for you relating to [...]

By | 2017-12-26T17:56:51+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

The Importance of Probate Administration

During your lifetime, you accumulate a lot of wealth, debt, and valuables, both emotional and monetary. In order to properly ensure that your estate is properly managed and distributed, many people seek the assistance of an elder law attorney whom may oversee the drafting and execution of a Last Will and Testament and, upon your [...]

By | 2017-12-26T17:49:20+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family Wealth Transfers

When planning for your estate, one of the biggest issues many families face is the loss in value when funds are transferred from one family member to another. When someone in your family dies, the estate left behind should strengthen your family financially; but without the proper planning, estate taxes and other fees may end [...]

By | 2017-12-26T17:39:05+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

Updating Your Will When Your Spouse Requires Long Term Care

When it is determined that your spouse requires long term care, either at home or in a facility, it is important to have your Will updated to reflect your spouse's health status. In the event of your death, the estate distributed to your spouse, in most cases, should reflect their change in health status. The [...]

By | 2017-11-01T14:28:42+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why You Need A Living Will or Health Care Proxy

A Health Care Proxy and Living Will are documents that allow your wishes to be carried out should you become incapacitated and unable to care for yourself; such as in the event of a declining mental state or the reliance of life support. Anyone over the age of 18 can and should create a Health [...]

By | 2017-09-20T15:20:47+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Planning for Long Term Care

It never hurts to plan for your future. People are living longer, diseases and illnesses can pop up out of nowhere, and you can never fully account for all of life’s unexpected moments. As you get older, you may not be able to be fully independent. Unfortunately, many New Yorkers fail to plan for long [...]

By | 2017-09-09T15:39:26+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments