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 [...]
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 [...]
Article from John Jay College
Thanks to The Brooklyn Eagle Weekly/Brooklyn Record.
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 [...]
Published in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 4, 2017 Edition
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By: Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chairman, Elder Law Committee The gravamen of this article is how to assess gifts made by an individual who must now apply Medicaid due to a nursing home admission. The usual scenario is that the applicant has transferred or gifted a significant sum of money to help a family, member [...]
By: Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chairman, Elder Law Committee I’ve written previously about the legal basis for a nursing home to seek payment for services from residents of a skilled nursing facility or other responsible parties. There are countless cases involving nursing homes petitioning for an Article 81 Guardian that would have authority [...]