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Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney: Who Will Control My Money

No one wants to think about the possibility of losing control over their finances. Yet, it’s a very real possibility for virtually all of us. Fortunately, a Durable Power of Attorney (POA) is a powerful tool designed to help protect your assets and future. Let’s take a closer look at the POA and how it […]

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Pet Trusts: Providing for Your Furry Friends

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Like countless pet owners, you may be concerned about what will happen to your pets after you pass away or even how they will be cared for if you should become incapacitated or require care in a health care facility. A Pet Trust can provide your pets with a smooth transition and afford you the […]

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Trust Lending for Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts: Your Clients Do Have A Choice!

Guest blogger Frank Melia of Quontic Bank answers questions regarding trust borrowing options for clients who have transferred their property into a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (M.A.P.T.). Why most Banks do not offer Mortgages to Properties held in M.A.P.T.s: Historically, Brokers & Banks follow guidelines set by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and they do […]

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Protecting Accounts For After Your Death

What happens to your digital assets when you die? That’s a question many people haven’t thought about.The ramifications can be huge. by Sheryl Nance-Nash “I had a client who regularly played an online lottery,” says Jennifer Cona, managing partner of Genser Cona Elder Law in Melville. “He set it up to place bids months in […]

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Genser Cona Elder Law Midnight Run 2019: Call for Donations

Date:  Saturday, March 16th, 2019 Location:  New York City Genser Cona Elder Law will again be participating in a Midnight Run this year.  We are taking monetary donations in order to purchase new clothing and personal items for New York City persons in need.  Please call our office at 631-390-5000 to donate! 

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Estate Administration

An Essential Estate Administration Checklist for Executors

Without a customized estate administration checklist, being the executor of your loved one’s estate can be intimidating and sometimes confusing. As the executor of the estate, you’ll be responsible for filing a probate petition with the Court, marshaling assets, paying debts, preparing accountings, filing tax returns, distributing assets, and more. Fortunately, you don’t have to […]

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Genser Cona Elder Law Goes Red to Support Women’s Heart Health

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Did You Know: Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women? February is National Heart Awareness Month, and February 1st is National Wear Red Day. Wearing red is an important part of the Go Red for Women goal to build awareness and urge women to take concrete actions to reduce their risk of heart disease. […]

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Estate Planning Checklist

6 Must-Have Elements for Your Estate Planning Checklist

Protecting those you love begins with confidently checking all of the boxes on your estate planning checklist. By engaging in estate planning, you can protect assets, minimize estate taxes, control your future financial and health care decisions, and prepare your estate for an easy transition to your heirs. With the proper steps, estate planning brings […]

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Elder Care Attorney

What Does an Elder Care Attorney Do?

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Today, the number of Americans over the age of 65 has surpassed 40 million. Americans are living longer, thanks in part to advances in modern medicine.   Along with longevity comes the need for older adults and their families to navigate state and federal programs available to America’s aging population but which programs are increasingly complex. The […]

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Elder Law Attorney

Best Practices for Choosing an Elder Law Attorney

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Today’s always-on internet and hand-held smartphones allows you to easily search “Elder Law Attorneys in Long Island” to find a list of options. However, just because an attorney has a website and a phone number doesn’t mean they’re right for you.  Choosing the best elder law attorney will take a bit of research and an […]

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