New York Estate Planning You Need When You Have Minor Children

New York Estate Planning You Need When You Have Minor Children

Ensuring your children are happy, healthy, and well-taken care of is a fundamental role of parenting. Another part of that role is choosing a guardian to care for your children in the event of your death. As challenging as it can be to consider a time when you are no longer here to support your children, leaving...
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How Does a Living Will Fit Into Your Estate Plan?

How Does a Living Will Fit Into Your Estate Plan?

When was the last time you thought about the end of your life? What if you did not come home tonight? Do you how you want your affairs managed toward the end of your life or in a sudden crisis? What instructions would you give your friends and family to follow in the event of an emergency? For many of us, these are...
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How to Help Your Aging Parent Live Safely at Home

How to Help Your Aging Parent Live Safely at Home

Independence is a key factor in the emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being of an aging adult. Relying on others to take care of one’s basic needs isn’t easy at any age, but can be especially tricky for seniors who genuinely require a degree of assistance. As a loved one of a senior, how do you set them up to...
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What to do if You Notice Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

What to do if You Notice Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, early detection offers the best path for dealing with all that the disease entails. Common signs and symptoms can include unusual memory loss, difficulty solving problems and completing familiar tasks. It can also manifest in confusion about time and places,...
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How to Choose a Nursing Home for a Parent

How to Choose a Nursing Home for a Parent

When your parents reach the age where they start to be mentally or physically incapable and can no longer take care of themselves, relocating them to a nursing home may be the best option.  Unfortunately, this process can be confusing, difficult and stressful. Your parent may have no interest in relocating and you...
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A Revocable Trust Can Protect Against Legal Challenges

Did you know there is an old saying among estate planning attorneys? In short, it is,“Where there’s a will, there’s a relative.” The implication is that people come out of the woodwork in the hopes of landing an inheritance at the death of a loved one. We know it may seem a bit jaded, but unfortunately conflict can...
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How to Plan Your Estate to Support Your Autistic Child

Estate planning is important for all of us to have in place. This form of planning ensures that in the event of a serious crisis or death, our loved ones have a plan to follow and legal authority to make decisions. When you have a child with autism, however, this type of planning becomes even more critical. We know...
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