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Emergency Nursing Home Care: What You Should Know

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When an elderly parent or loved one, or a spouse, suddenly experiences a serious accident or receives a diagnosis that results in the need for immediate care in a nursing home, what should you do? Being able to plan for nursing home care is extremely important for a wide variety of reasons. In planning… Read More »

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Top Reasons For Estate Planning In New York

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Do you know what will happen to your assets when you pass away, whether that happens many years from now or unexpectedly in the near future? Regardless of your age or relative health, you should have an estate plan in place to ensure that your wishes are respected concerning your property and care for… Read More »

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Do I Need Advanced Directives?

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Whether you are getting ready to meet with a Putnam County or Westchester County asset protection lawyer or you are wondering about whether you need an attorney to help you with estate planning, you might have come across the term “advanced directives,” which are sometimes written as “advance directives” in other states. You may… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning

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Estate planning can involve the creation of many different kinds of documents and tools, and there are many misconceptions about who needs to consider estate planning and what is involved in the process. Our estate planning attorneys have some frequently asked questions about estate planning, along with answers to help guide you as you… Read More »

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How Can A Mahopac Lawyer Help With Elder Law And Asset Protection?

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Planning for long-term care can be complicated and difficult, especially when long-term care must involve Medicaid planning. Any long-term care planning should involve extensive thinking about options for protecting your assets, and learning more about the potential penalties and risks associated with transferring assets soon before needing care in a nursing home. How can… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between A Will And A Living Will?

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If you are thinking about making an appointment with a Westchester County estate planning attorney to make important plans for your assets and the well-being of your loved ones when you are gone, you may have done some research into the different types of documents or instruments that you may want to consider. In… Read More »

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Wills: Frequently Asked Questions

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Estate planning can be complicated, especially if you have never considered creating a will or another estate planning document, or if you have significant assets you want to leave to your loved ones. Whether you have recently had a child and want to ensure that everything will be handled if you are no longer… Read More »

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Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts FAQs

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If you are helping an elderly parent or relative plan for nursing home care, or if you are making plans for yourself in the future, it is essential to consider a variety of options for protecting your assets while remaining eligible for Medicaid coverage. One option that many New York residents consider when it… Read More »

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Medicare And Medicaid: Understanding Long-Term Care And Asset Protection

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Older adults who need medical coverage may rely on both Medicare and Medicaid.  However, the two federal programs are quite different from one another. Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage to older adults aged 65 and up, as well as to adults under the age of 65 if they have a… Read More »

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Contested Wills: What You Should Know

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Estate planning is extremely important for a wide variety of reasons, from ensuring that your property goes to your heirs and beneficiaries according to your wishes and making certain that your loved ones have the care they need, as well as to take care of your own finances and health care in the event… Read More »

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