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#GivingTuesday

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GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up […]

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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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Special Needs Planning

TOP TEN ESTATE PLANNING TIPS FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

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Today, children with a wide variety of special needs live long and productive lives. Advancements in medical science and healthcare plus the availability of innovative resources that provide occupational training, employment and independent living assistance have helped make this possible.  The legal field has also refined estate planning tools to ensure that children with special […]

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Spotlight Long Island: Genser Cona Elder Law Founder Jennifer Cona on the law firm’s mission, secret sauce, and new initiatives

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Published in the August 2019 edition of the Long Island Press: Spotlight Long Island As Genser Cona Elder Law celebrated its 20th anniversary and was named the #1 Elder Law firm on Long Island for the 8th consecutive year, the firm and its attorneys continue to be leaders in the field, creating programs and initiatives […]

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Health Care Proxy for College Students

Health Care Proxy: A Must For Parents With College-Age Children

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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 […]

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Pet Trusts

Have You Planned for Your Pet?

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The recent death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld who was rarely seen without his beloved cat Choupette, reminds us that, for many, a pet is as much a member of the family as a child or grandchild. Planning for pets is an important part of your estate plan, even for those of us who aren’t […]

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Genser Cona Elder Law Finds $250,000 in Unclaimed Funds for 86 Year Old

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One of the duties of a guardian or an executor of an estate is to locate and collect assets, including unclaimed funds. When financial accounts are inactive for too long, they are eventually turned over to the Office of the New York State Comptroller.Currently, the Comptroller holds over $15 billion in unclaimed funds! Unclaimed funds can […]

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April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day

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Do you have Advanced Directives? Do your loved ones know your wishes? National Healthcare Decisions Day is the day to ask yourself:Who will make my health care decisions if I am unable to?How will my family know my end of life wishes?If my family disagrees, how can I make sure that my wishes are followed? […]

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Top Women Attorneys in New York by Super Lawyers

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Jennifer B. Cona, Esq.Diana Choy-Shan, Esq.Congratulations to Jennifer B. Cona and Diana Choy-Shan for being selected as Top Women Attorneys in New York by Super Lawyers. This inclusion list was published in a special section of The New York Times on March 24, 2019.

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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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