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How Do I Choose The Right Health Care Proxy?

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An important part of estate planning in Westchester County and Putnam County is creating advance directives and choosing a health care proxy to make important medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated and unable to make those decisions for yourself. Yet choosing a health care proxy can be complicated, and it is important… Read More »

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Elder Law And Medicaid Estate Recovery: How Does It Work?

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It is critical to plan ahead for Medicaid coverage for nursing home care given the very high costs. The New York State Department of Financial Services reports that nursing home care in downstate New York costs approximately $340 per day.  That’s more than $10,000 per month! Over the course of a year, the average… Read More »

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How Can I Pay For Long-Term Care?

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Long-term care for older adults in Mahopac and throughout New York State is extremely expensive, and it is important for seniors to think about asset protection strategies in the event they need to pay for care in a nursing home or to move into an assisted-living facility. According to the New York State Department… Read More »

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What Is A Quiet Trust?

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When you are considering estate planning in Putnam County and you are thinking about putting assets in a trust, you will likely come across information about a wide range of trusts in New York. There are various types of trusts that a person can establish, and they have different purposes. Certain trusts are designed… Read More »

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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?

By Meyer & Spencer, P.C. |

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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