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Remote Estate Planning in the Wake of COVID-19

Published in the New York Law Journal on September 11, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis delivered upheaval to most professions, and estate planning attorneys were not immune. In March 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a number of executive orders, which, among other things, required those who were not considered “essential” to work remotely rather than from […]

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Health Care Proxy: A Must for College Aged Children

Imagine 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 you that because your […]

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PARTNER MELISSA NEGRIN-WIENER FEATURED ON LIBN|NOW

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Genser Cona Elder Law Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener was featured on the August 27, 2020 LIBN|NOW Zoomcast discussing caregiving demands as they affect the workplace, including those of the “sandwich generation,” individuals who have responsibility for both aging family members and growing children.  Navigating the challenges of LI’s aging population As Long Island’s population matures, new […]

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Jennifer Cona Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©

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Jennifer Cona selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2021 in the field of Elder Law Jennifer Cona exemplifies positive and progressive leadership.  As the Founder and Managing Partner of Genser Cona Elder Law, Ms. Cona not only efficiently manages the firm but continually seeks to grow and evolve the law firm through […]

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Latest COVID-19 IRA Relief from the IRS

Latest COVID-19 IRA Relief from the IRS

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In a previous article, How COVID-19 has Impacted Your IRA in 2020, we explained the drastic new rules for IRAs in 2020. One of the major changes was that Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) were waived in 2020. But what if you already took some or all of your RMDs for 2020? The IRS has issued […]

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COVID-19 Estate Planning Lessons Learned

COVID-19 Estate Planning Lessons Learned

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While thankfully Long Island is gradually reopening, and the rate of new cases of COVID-19 are drastically less than when the pandemic was at its height, some experts remain concerned about a possible second wave during the fall flu season. It is therefore important to take what lessons we can from the past few months […]

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How We Are Helping Our Clients in Response to COVID-19

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This pandemic has impacted all of us and our way of life, and Genser Cona Elder Law has been working hand in hand with all of our clients to assist them in all aspects of personal and financial issues. Many Clients have had to have access to their important planning documents and have had to […]

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Our Safety Commitment to You

Our Safety Commitment to You As We Reopen on June 15, 2020

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Genser Cona Elder Law’s priority is placing the health and safety of others above all else. Our office is reopening on Monday June 15, 2020 for all clients and their families. As the pandemic abates here on Long Island and Phase 2 permits our office to reopen we are moving forward with extreme caution and have implemented the following office policies and practices recommended by the CDC […]

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What to do After Your Loved One has Passed

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of us with inconceivable hardships, and for some that includes the most unfortunate circumstance; the loss of a loved one. Fortunately, our experienced attorneys are here to help you every step of the way and we recommend the following initial steps: Notify the Social Security Administration and pension providers […]

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Video Chatting with Loved Ones: An Opportunity to Assess

While we are enduring this pandemic, and forced to limit physical contact with our elder loved ones, we are relying on video “chatting” technology to catch-up, keep them company and stay connected. This also provides an ideal opportunity to assess their status and needs. Here are some things to look out for: Change in Personal […]

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