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


This article will endeavor to detail the seven year odyssey of a contested guardianship proceeding in the Matter of Samuel S.   Many guardianship proceedings are extremely contested; however, this case was the most contentious in my career.  It involved three Supreme Court proceedings (habeas corpus, guardianship and a plenary action) and two appeals.  The latter [...]

By | 2017-09-07T18:24:55+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

Obtaining Guardianship of A Loved One

The older our parents and loved ones get, the more we have to consider becoming their caretaker. As our elder family members lose their ability to care for themselves, Guardianship may become necessary. Being an appointed guardian allows you to have a greater role in the elderly person's important healthcare decisions and financial matters. The older [...]

By | 2017-08-22T14:32:44+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Planning Ahead with Handicapped/Disabled Children

When your child has special needs or is developmentally disabled, it is important to plan ahead for both the parents and the well-being of your son or daughter. Effective planning from early on in the child’s life can help ensure a better quality of life and a more stable future overall. While this is important [...]

By | 2017-06-30T15:09:28+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments