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A New Decade, A New Year Update for 2020

A few legal updates for your consideration as we enter our new decade: Retirement The SECURE Act of 2019 makes important changes to retirement accounts. The age at which required distributions must be taken is increased from age 70 ½ to age 72 for persons who turn 70 1/2 after December 31, 2019. The Act [...]

Lessons from My Mother-in-Law

Each day, I listen to my senior client’s stories. Some of my clients are older than Arlene, my 86-year-old mother-in-law, and some are younger. I am paid to give my clients legal advice, experienced counsel, and quality representation. I also learn from many of those same seniors. Arlene, however, has taught me the best lessons [...]

By |2019-03-11T15:32:47+00:00March 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Organ and Tissue Donation in NYS

January 2019 Question of the Month:    My family has been discussing organ donation. Some of us signed the back of our drivers’ licenses. Others have signed a health care proxy which directs our health proxy to make organ donation. Which is the right way to make sure our wishes to donate organs and tissue [...]

By |2019-01-15T14:29:21+00:00January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

November 2018 Question of the Month

November 2018 Question of the Month What is the best legal gift you can give your family? Beth's answer A health care proxy and power of attorney. Two examples: Mrs. H’s 32-year old son completed his MBA in economics and was employed full time by a reputable financial company. Then he suffered a traumatic vehicular [...]

By |2018-09-16T04:27:07+00:00November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New York Law Update

New York State has approved senior ‘lock in’ to MLTC plans once the senior enrolls in the plan to receive care at home and/or at a social model day care program.  The change goes into effect on December 1, 2018.  As of that date, during the first 90-day grace period after enrolling in an MLTC [...]

By |2018-10-16T05:36:45+00:00October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September 2018 Question of the Month

September 2018 Question of the Month   I am a senior man providing care for my wife, who has memory issues – and I am exhausted. My children help me on the weekends, but my wife seems listless and bored and I am too tired to provide meaningful or creative activities for her. Do I [...]

By |2018-09-16T04:13:35+00:00September 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April 2018 Question of the Month: Divorcing Parent Asks About Special Needs Trust

April 2018 Question of the Month My spouse and I have filed for divorce. We have two children. One child is age 17 with special needs. Everyone keeps telling us that we need a special needs trust and guardianship for our child, but I don’t know what that means. I am also concerned that not [...]