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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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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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I’m Not Rich…Do I Need An Elder Care Attorney?

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If you’re a senior and you’ve asked “Do I need an elder law attorney?” — you are not alone. But are you too rich or too poor for elder law planning?  If you have assets you’d like to protect for your future and to pass on to the next generation, you need an elder law […]

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Death of a Gun Owner: Criminal Liability for an Heir?

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Most gun owners are cognizant of the strict regulations concerning ownership of a firearm.  However, their family members and heirs are often unaware of the laws governing the disposition of a firearm when the gun owner dies.  The NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013, enacted in response to the Sandy Hook […]

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In Wake of Guardianship Account Thefts, Strict Compliance Stressed

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by Vesselin Mitev THE THEFTS committed by Steven Rondos, the former Brooklyn attorney who is awaiting sentencing for stealing millions of dollars from guardianship accounts he oversaw, has prompted the state court system to ratchet up guardianship oversight in an attempt to prevent future similar crimes. “We used to wait for reports to come in and now […]

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Elder Law Mediation: A Good Alternative to Litigation

As parents age and require more care, many families are facing intense conflicts with each other.  Fighting between parents and their adult children as well as disagreements between siblings often occur over how to handle such issues as health care needs, living arrangements, asset protection and inheritance issues.  Industry experts believe that 40% of caretakers […]

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Think Like a Business Owner to Grow Your Practice

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Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 – 11:00amLocation: Managing Partner Jennifer Cona is presenting “Think Like a Business Owner to Grow Your Practice” at the Nassau County Bar Association’s Business of Law Conference at 11:00AM. For more information and to register please call 516.747.4464.

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End of Life Decision Making by Guardians: Conflict between Article 81 and the FHCDA

​Roseanne Beovich, Esq. Almost two decades into the twenty-first century, it is easy to take for granted our rights to self-determination in the context of our own personal health care. As a result of the “common law principle that ‘every individual of sound mind and adult years has a right to determine what should be done with […]

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Medicaid and Elder Law CLE Presentation

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 2:15pmLocation: Lawline StudiosTopic: Melissa Negrin-Wiener is presenting a Continuing Legal Education program concerning Medicaid & Elder Law. It will be recorded and live webcasted in the Lawline Studios in Manhattan.  

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Promissory Notes — Know What You Don’t Know

April 2016 Jennifer B. Cona It is commonly understood that when a person enters a nursing home, she/he can still preserve some assets and engage in last-minute asset protection planning, albeit on a limited basis. What is not commonly understood are the mechanics of such a strategy. Many attorneys and their clients run afoul of the very specific […]

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