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What is the Surrogate’s Court?

Armstrong & Lamberti, PLLC specializes in a wide array of practice areas, many of which take place within Surrogate’s Court. Surrogate’s Court is a specialized court in the court system that oversees wills and assets of deceased persons. But what does this mean for you? What is Surrogate’s Court Used For? In New York, Surrogate’s [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:28:03-04:00November 5th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

Long-Term Care Planning

Senior citizens have overcome a lot of risks in life to reach an advanced age. But the biggest risk seniors face is a lack of quality long-term care. Every year, thousands of elderly individuals suffer because they failed to plan for long-term care, even though most will need it. Long-term care can include nursing homes, [...]

By |2019-10-31T09:32:41-04:00October 31st, 2019|Articles, Estate Planning|0 Comments

What Does Power of Attorney Really Mean?

Most people have heard of the term “Power of Attorney” used in courtroom dramas, but aren’t fully aware of what the phrase means. Power of Attorney is a legal device used to grant and recognize the authority of another individual in the stead of another. What is a Power of Attorney Used For? The Agent, [...]

By |2019-09-13T15:15:06-04:00September 13th, 2019|Articles, Estate Planning, Financial|0 Comments

Funeral Preplanning

We plan out every major economic decision in our lives - a new house, a new car, a vacation - but what about our deaths? Planning out your estate is vital to the proper distribution of your livelihood; but planning out your funeral wishes can also be important. Preplanning helps your family avoid confusion and [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:18:58-04:00April 11th, 2018|Articles, Estate Planning, Financial|0 Comments

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act is part of a new set of laws produced by Congress. This new Act provides adults with special needs the opportunity to establish a Special Needs Trust autonomously. In the past, those who wanted to establish one for themselves needed to go through a parent or grandparent. If they [...]

By |2018-04-04T17:49:46-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Articles, Financial|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 |2018-01-11T15:13:23-05:00January 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 |2018-01-11T15:13:35-05:00January 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 |2017-12-26T17:56:51-05:00December 19th, 2017|Articles|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 |2017-12-26T17:39:05-05:00December 11th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments