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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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Protect Your Assets From Medicaid : What Seniors Need To Know

By Meyer & Spencer, P.C. |

It seems that, as people age, they try not to think about long-term care in a nursing home or about the fact that nursing home care can be extremely expensive.  Given the high costs of nursing home care, there are a lot of seniors in Putnam County and Westchester County who end up relying… Read More »

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Do I Need A Trust Or Is A Will Sufficient?

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When you want to be sure that your family members or loved ones receive particular assets of yours when you are gone, it might not be obvious why you would consider a trust in addition to a will. In other words, you probably know that a valid and enforceable will can allow you to… Read More »

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Common Mistakes To Avoid In Elder Asset Protection

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Whether you are concerned about your own assets as you age or you have an elderly parent for whom you are worried about long-term care and asset protection, it is important to work with a Westchester County asset protection attorney.  You will want advice from someone who has experience managing elder law cases in… Read More »

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Top Reasons For Estate Planning

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There are many reasons you should work with an experienced estate planning attorney, regardless of your age, income, assets, socioeconomic status, or health.  To be sure, every adult in Putnam County and Westchester County should have an estate plan that includes a will, advance directives, and possibly other estate planning tools and documents like… Read More »

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Talking About Long-Term Care And Asset Protection With Your Elderly Parent

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When you have an elderly parent who may soon require long-term care or may need to think about issues of asset protection in order to be eligible for long-term care through Medicaid, it can be difficult to know the best way to have conversations around this topic.  This is especially true if your parent… Read More »

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Establishing A Power Of Attorney In New York

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Everyone going through the estate planning process should be giving consideration to the various estate planning documents and tools available.  Then, after educating yourself, you can determine whether those documents and tools are right for you.  While most people will want to work with an experienced Westchester County or Putnam County estate planning attorney… Read More »

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Estate Planning When You Have A Disabled Child

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Estate planning in New York is essential for every adult, regardless of age, health, or socioeconomic status. It is particularly important for adults who have disabled children. When you have a disabled child who relies on you for care or for financial support, whether that child is currently a minor or an adult, your… Read More »

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Look-Back Period For Medicaid Home Care: What You Need To Know

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Anyone who is considering the issues related to elder law and asset protection may know that there is a look-back period when it comes to eligibility for Medicaid benefits and the transfer of assets. What do we mean by a look-back period? If you or an elderly loved one needs to obtain long-term care… Read More »

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