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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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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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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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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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Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus

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Genser Cona Elder Law is at the forefront of the latest news on COVID-19, also know as the Coronavirus. Click here to listen to partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener discuss Coronavirus and the older population on LI in the AM with Jay Oliver. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that older adults avoid […]

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Irrevocable or Revocable: Which Trust Is Right For You?

All trusts are not the same and there are many different types used for a variety of purposes. Two common types of trusts in estate planning are revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts. Here’s an overview:Irrevocable TrustAn irrevocable trust is a trust set up for asset protection purposes. The trust can hold almost any type of asset, […]

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Estate Administration: Small Estate Threshold Raised in New York

Probate and administration proceedings in New York State are reasonably straight forward and efficient, relative to other states, and New York law also allows for a simplified proceeding called voluntary administration for small estates with a value below a certain threshold.  Recently, the threshold was expanded from estates valued at less than $30,000 to include all estates under $50,000.   Voluntary administration […]

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Couples Married 50+ Years Tell All for Long Lasting Love

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Genser Cona Elder Law Hosts 27 Couples who have been Married for 50+ Years for a Valentine’s Dinner “This was a great night to look forward to and such a wonderful event to look back on,” said Ivelisse Beja of Hicksville.  Zachary and Ivelisse Beja, who have been married for 66 years, were guests at Genser […]

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