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Guardianship of a Parent With Dementia

Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and more can lead to dementia in elders. If your parent or loved one is suffering from a dementia-causing illness, there are a few steps that you should take in order to protect their rights and assets before signs of dementia begin to become. Guardianship and Power of Attorney During the early [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:04:23+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Closing Bank Accounts Upon Death

When death occurs in the family, there are a lot of moving parts and important paperwork to keep track of. It is important to make sure that the monetary assets in your bank accounts are taken care of, to make it easier for your beneficiaries. Knowing what you need to prepare for each account type [...]

By | 2018-03-21T17:54:07+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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

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