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Reserve Your Seat – Life Strategies Conference

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Presents:RSVP to Sarah.Carpenter@genserlaw.com or call 631.390.5000. 

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Genser Cona Elder Law Attorneys Selected to 2018 Super Lawyers List

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Genser Cona Elder Law Attorneys Selected to 2018 Super Lawyers ListJennifer Cona, Managing PartnerNew York Metro Super Lawyers List – Elder Law  2014 – 2018  Diana Choy-Shan, Senior AssociateNew York Metro Rising Stars List – Elder Law2018  Adam Kahn, Senior AssociateNew York Metro Rising Stars List – Elder Law2017-2018

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Genser Cona Elder Law October News and Events

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Monday, 10.8.18Veterans Aid and Attendance SeminarThe Veterans Administration has issued new rules which drastically change the eligibility for Veterans and spouses to receive Aid & Attendance pension benefits. These changes will go into effect October 18, 2018. Join Genser Cona Elder Law Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener to learn how to protect your assets for the future. […]

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New VA Aid & Attendance Eligibility Rules Take Effect on October 18, 2018

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The Veterans Administration has issued new rules which drastically change the eligibility for Veterans and spouses to receive Aid & Attendance pension benefits.  It is critical that Veterans and spouses take action now to protect assets before the new rules take effect on October 18, 2018.Net WorthAsset limit:  $123,600Net worth includes monthly income. Monthly income […]

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Beware of Downloadable Estate Planning Documents

Downloadable Estate Planning Documents – Let the Buyer Beware

Downloadable Estate Planning DocumentsCaveat EmptorLet the Buyer Beware For years, Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys have stressed the importance of obtaining advance directives (Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Will) for anyone age 18 or older, including kids heading off to college.Recently, there has been a trend in advertising “downloadable estate planning documents.” […]

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Focus on Estates - What is Probate and Do All Assets Pass Through the Probate Court

Focus on Estates: What is Probate

Probate vs. Non-Probate AssetsIt is important to understand the difference between probate and non-probate assets. Probate is the legal process overseen by the Surrogate’s Court where a deceased person’s assets are distributed in accordance with their Last Will and Testament, or according to the laws of their state if they did not have a Will.  Probate […]

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Estate Planning - Don’t set it and forget it

Estate Planning: Don’t Set It and Forget It

Estate Planning is an on-going process. You should not “set it and forget it”. Doing so leads to unintended consequences, such as leaving out new grandchildren, making unequal gifts to heirs due to jointly titled assets, and even leaving money to a spouse with whom you are separated but never legally divorced. Here are a few things to […]

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Top 10 Myths of Elder Law & Estate Planning

Top 10 Myths of Elder Law & Estate Planning

Misinformation abounds in Elder Law, confusing older adults, community members and professionals alike. Don’t fall victim to inaccurate information and make costly mistakes! Get legal advice from experienced Elder Law attorneys like the attorneys at Genser Cona Elder Law. Here are some common mistakes:Top 10 Myths of Elder Law & Estate PlanningA revocable trust protects assets.A […]

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Slow Medicaid Processing Leaves Patients in Limbo

Many applications take months to be ruled on while families rack up big bills.by Claude Solnik Morris Wiener, a 94-year-old Medford resident who developed diabetes and a host of other diseases, wanted to stay at home and receive care instead of going to a skilled nursing facility. So his grandson Oren Wiener on March 14, 2008, […]

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Health Care Proxy for College Students

Parents, Don’t Delay! Your College Age Children Must Have A Health Care Proxy

Health Care Proxy for College StudentsImagine this scenario:  You are the parent of a college student. Your telephone rings one evening and on the other end is your child’s roommate telling you that your child was just rushed to the emergency room. You call the hospital for information and identify yourself as the parent. The hospital advises […]

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