Preserve Your Legacy

Estate Planning | Elder Law | Special Needs Planning

Blog Posts in September, 2013

  • WHAT IS LEGACY WEALTH PLANNING IN NEW YORK?

    New York residents who are in possession of a significant amount of wealth have some great responsibilities, and some great opportunities. Accumulating wealth is challenging, but it can be just as challenging to keep these assets in the family over a number of generations. This is where legacy wealth planning in New York becomes important. What is legacy wealth planning? In a general sense it is ...
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  • NEW YORK MEDICAID PLANNING: GIVING AWAY ASSETS

    You may wonder what Medicaid has to do with your life as a senior citizen. You worked hard as you traversed a career path, and payroll taxes were taken out of your salary for years. You are going to qualify for Medicare coverage when you reach the age of 65. Medicaid is for people who have no financial resources. This is an assumption that can get some people into trouble because they are under ...
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  • A LOOK AT THE NEW YORK PROBATE PROCESS

    Probate is a very big factor to consider when you are planning your estate. There are potentially numerous different parties that would have an interest in your estate. For this reason, your estate must be probated when you use a last will to arrange for the distribution of your personally owned property. The process of probate is in place to allow the business of the estate to be conducted before ...
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  • WHEN IS IT TOO LATE TO START MEDICAID PLANNING?

    Medicaid planning is important for many senior citizens because of the high costs that go along with long-term care. The stark reality is that most people simply cannot pay these expenses comfortably out-of-pocket. This is because we are talking about an average annual expense exceeding $136,000 for nursing home care. One of the misconceptions that is harbored by far to many people is the idea ...
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