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Keeping Your Liability Limited: Rules for Co...

Dec 10, 2013
Limited Liability Companies (LLC) and corporations have become indispensable business entities in our society. They allow business owners the opportunity to take business risks without worrying about ...
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Asset Protection for NY Real Estate Investor...

Nov 04, 2013
As both a Queens real estate lawyer and an estate planning attorney, I am asked by clients with real estate what they should do to protect their assets. They want to shelter their other investments an ...
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Drafting Wills and Trusts for Beneficiaries ...

Sep 25, 2013
Michael and Joan came in to my Queens estate planning office to re-draft estate planning documents that they had prepared over a decade ago. Their wills, like those of many married couples, left every ...
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New York Health Care Proxy

Aug 18, 2013
General Overview: As a New York estate attorney, I regularly prepare documents which protect my clients in case of their disability. One of the most important documents in an estate lawyer’s arsenal i ...
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Pooled Trusts: Medicaid Home Care While Pres...

Jul 30, 2013
Many New York City residents who are in need of community Medicaid services such as home care, adult day care, or prescription drugs find that they exceed New York Medicaid’s income allowance, of $800 ...
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Planning for Incapacity With a Living Trust

Jul 03, 2013
As we covered in the first part of this series, the likelihood of becoming incapable of taking care of one’s financial affairs at some point in life is fairly high. Having already discussed incapacity ...
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What Happens to Your Assets When You Die?

May 21, 2013
A question I hear often from clients is: “What will happen to my assets when I die?” This sobering question is important not just for the person asking it, but also for the loved ones that they leave ...
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The Probate Process in Brooklyn, Simplified:...

Apr 23, 2013
With the loss of a loved on, there are many important decisions which need to be made. Arranging the funeral, dealing with the burial, and eventually administering the estate are three of the major is ...
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The Difference Between a Will and a Living W...

Mar 22, 2013
In my estate planning practice, as well as during the seminars that I give, I regularly speak to clients who are unsure of the distinction between a Will, also known as a last will and testament, and ...
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Protecting Your Home and Assets From Medicai...

Dec 21, 2012
I often see clients who are Medicaid recipients and are concerned that Medicaid may try to take their home or other property after their death. It is also a real concern to many elderly clients who ar ...
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The NY Power of Attorney

Nov 15, 2012
Planning For Incapacity Part 1: The New York Power of Attorney  While no one wants to think about it, becoming incapacitated during your lifetime is not an unlikely event. According to the National As ...
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Do You Qualify for Medicaid In New York?

Aug 17, 2012
When a client asks me if they can qualify for Medicaid in New York, I ask about their assets, income, living situation, and health. Some clients they may be able to qualify rather easily. Others may n ...
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