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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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Tax Planning vs. Medicaid Planning Avoid These Costly Mistakes

As you prepare to file your tax return this year, it’s a good time to re-visit the difference between the IRS rules and the Medicaid eligibility rules in order to avoid costly mistakes. Take this example: you may wish to give a gift of $15,000 to each of your children and grandchildren to benefit from the […]

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A Final Gift: The Luke Perry Story

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Young and even middle aged people often feel invincible, thinking a tragedy will never strike them. They may avoid estate planning, such as preparing a Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney, Living Will and creating a Last Will & Testament. This was not the case for Luke Perry, the actor who rose to fame as […]

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Genser Cona Elder Law Celebrates the Opening of Our Nassau Office

Thank you to all of the judges, politicians, colleagues and friends who joined us at Seasons 52 to celebrate our 20 years in business and the opening of our Nassau County Office!

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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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