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Estate Planning For Special Needs & Disabled Children

One in seven Americans lives with a special need that ...
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I Have Been Disinherited: What Are My Rights?

Being left out of a will can come as a ...
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What Does a Probate Lawyer Do?

The Law Offices Of Roman Aminov is often asked, What ...
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How Can I Locate the Assets of a Loved One in New York?

A frequent request I receive when working with a client ...
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Four Tips to Saving Money on Estate Planning

Making the decision to finally sit down with an estate ...
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Do You Qualify for Medicaid In New York?

When a client asks me if they can qualify for ...
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Estate Taxes: Will Your Estate Be Taxed At Death?

As the saying goes, “nothing is certain but death and ...
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Costs Of Estate Planning in New York

Costs of Estate Planning While estate planning is one of ...
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Four Questions Estate Planning Lawyers Ask When Drafting A Will

When drafting a will for a client, it is important ...
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Is There a Time Limit to Probate a Will?

I speak with prospective clients who tell me that their ...
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How Long Does Probate Take in New York?

I am often asked, Roman, How Long Does It Take ...
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How Much Does Probate Cost in New York?

Many people think that probate is always a long and ...
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Funding Your Living Trust

Imagine buying a beautiful new family car, taking it home, ...
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Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?

As an estate planning and probate attorney, I am often ...
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3 Estate Planning Steps for New Parents

Few joys in life match that of being a new ...
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Preliminary Letters Testamentary in Probate Court

If you have been named as the executor of a ...
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New York Estate Accountings: An Overview

Being an executor or administrator of an estate come with ...
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Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contests

People (usually those who have been disinherited) often wonder if ...
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Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York

In order to probate a will, i.e. to have it ...
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Estate Planning for Young Families

Young people, including the author, tend to think they are ...
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Removing 805 Bond Restrictions in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court

As an Estate Lawyer, I often get phone calls from ...
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Medicaid Planning for Parents in New York

As parents get older, children begin to take on the ...
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Should I Deed My Home to My Children?

I often receive phone calls from potential clients asking whether, ...
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Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love

My dream to build an estate planning practice was born ...
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Where Should I Keep My Will

So you’ve done the responsible thing. You’ve prepared a last ...
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Seven Questions to Ask an Estate and Probate Attorney

Nobody wants to call a probate lawyer. People only call ...
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What Are My Rights as a Surviving Spouse?

I received a frantic call earlier this year from a ...
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Do You Need A New Power of Attorney?

As we had discussed in a prior article, a statutory ...
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Medicaid’s Five Year Look-Back Period

Anyone who has researched Medicaid planning has almost certainly heard ...
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Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY

I often receive phone calls from clients who had recently ...
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Frequently Asked Probate Questions

As a probate lawyer, I am often asked many important ...
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Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care

Medicaid nursing home care is a means-based program, which means ...
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Effects of a Divorce on Estate Planning

In addition to the emotional and financial ramifications of a ...
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Consenting to the Probate of a Will

Have you lost a family member and received a document ...
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How To Avoid Probate

There is hardly a week that goes by that I ...
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Joint Ownership of Assets

A significant portion of the assets we own are held ...
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What’s So Bad About Writing Your Own Will?

Almost everyone can draft their own will – just like ...
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New York Small Estates and Voluntary Administration

When a person passes away leaving assets in their own ...
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Intestacy Laws: Dying Without a Will in NY

A person who dies without a will in New York ...
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Medicaid Planning with a Life Estate Deed

As we discussed in the previous article, in order to ...
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Medicaid Planning for the Home: Irrevocable Medicaid Trust

When it comes to long term care for seniors, our ...
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Disinheriting a Spouse and the NY Spousal Right of Election

What would you do if you found out that your ...
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Keeping Your Liability Limited: Rules for Corporations and LLCs

Limited Liability Companies (LLC) and corporations have become indispensable business ...
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Asset Protection for NY Real Estate Investors: Protecting Yourself With LLCs

As both a Queens real estate lawyer and an estate ...
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Drafting Wills and Trusts for Beneficiaries with Special Needs in New York

Michael and Joan came in to my Queens estate planning ...
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New York Health Care Proxy

General Overview: As a New York estate attorney, I regularly ...
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Pooled Trusts: Medicaid Home Care While Preserving Income

Many New York City residents who are in need of ...
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Planning for Incapacity With a Living Trust

As we covered in the first part of this series, ...
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What Happens to Your Assets When You Die?

A question I hear often from clients is: “What will ...
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The Probate Process in Brooklyn, Simplified: An Attorney’s Advice

With the loss of a loved on, there are many ...
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The Difference Between a Will and a Living Will

In my estate planning practice, as well as during the ...
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Protecting Your Home and Assets From Medicaid

I often see clients who are Medicaid recipients and are ...
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The NY Power of Attorney

Planning For Incapacity Part 1: The New York Power of ...
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Do You Need A Living Trust?

Living trusts are a much talked about topic in the ...
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Will Your Life Insurance Payout Be Taxed? Think ILIT

Many people automatically assume that the life insurance death benefit ...
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Three “Must Have” Estate Planning Documents

In the estate planning world, there is no such thing ...
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5 Reasons To Write A Will In New York

People often ask estate planning attorneys why they need to ...
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