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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 |2017-08-22T14:32:44-04:00August 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 |2017-06-30T15:09:28-04:00June 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 |2016-11-16T20:33:19-05:00January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dealing with Asset Transfers

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 |2016-11-16T20:33:19-05:00January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Current Events in Elder Law

Liability for the Cost of Nursing Home Care

By: Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chairman, Elder Law Committee INTRODUCTION                The issue of liability for the cost of care at Nursing Homes on its surface does not seem to be very complicated but various factual circumstances that occur in these cases can add to the complications. The case usually starts with a call that [...]

By |2016-11-16T20:33:19-05:00January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Liability for the Cost of Nursing Home Care

New Federal Law Aid Persons with Disabilities ABLE ACT Becomes Law

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE ACT) On December 19,2014 President Obama signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE ACT) with significant bipartisan support. The intent of this Act is to solve the problems individuals face in finding and holding employment and living independently because their access to certain safety [...]

By |2016-11-16T20:33:19-05:00January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Federal Law Aid Persons with Disabilities ABLE ACT Becomes Law

Five Bad Reasons to Delay Writing Your Will

Various surveys indicate that more than 40 percent of Americans over age 55 ― and half of Americans with children ― don’t have a will. Following are five common reasons people give for their delays, and why they are poor excuses for not organizing an estate: I’m not wealthy enough to need a will. An [...]

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