Directives for advanced Heath care in New York

HOW DO NEW YORK ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS DIFFER FROM OTHER ATTORNEYS?

Elder Law attorneys bring a different perspective to the delivery of services to their clients. They use a multi‐disciplinary approach to help seniors, people with disabilities and their families in a caring, compassionate way to preserve dignity for such individuals. Elder Law attorneys look at what is best for the aging client from all points of view in an…

NY MEDICAID ESTATE RECOVERY LAW REPEALED

Over the past year, you may have heard about Medicaid recovery against a deceased nursing home patient’s jointly held property, retained life estates and interests in trusts. 2011 state legislation, administrative directives and emergency regulations expanded the definition of the “estate” that was subject to recovery by Medicaid to non-probate assets. That law was recently…

NEW YORK ESTATE, TRUST, AND ELDER LAW

While I’m attending social events in New York, I introduce myself as a New York Estate and Elder Law Attorney and I’m often asked “What is Elder Law?” Typically I respond that Elder Law is a somewhat new field of law that centers its attention on family issues, financial, legal, medical and social issues for…