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

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

Dealing with Asset Transfers

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 | 2016-11-16T20:33:19+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Current Events in Elder Law

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 [...]

By | 2016-11-16T20:33:19+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments