Tax Consequences of Gifting Your Home

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The Elder Law Minute TM Tax Consequences of Gifting Your Home By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. Many people wonder if it is a good idea to give their home to their children. While it is possible to do this, giving away a house can have major tax…

TAILORING A PLAN TO FIT YOUR NEEDS

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Elder Law Minute TM TAILORING A PLAN TO FIT YOUR NEEDS  By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Stacey Meshnick, Esq. Many clients have questions and confusion regarding which of the assets in their respective estates must go though the process of…

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING IN TODAY’S ECONOMIC CLIMATE

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  THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING IN TODAY’S ECONOMIC CLIMATE  By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. Especially now, during this economic downturn, it is more important than ever to ensure that you have a complete estate and elder law plan in place. With…

STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICARE HOME HEALTH CARE IMPLEMENTED

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    Elder Law Minute TM STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICARE HOME HEALTH CARE IMPLEMENTED By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Stacey Meshnick, Esq. Many health care treatments that were once offered in an outpatient medical environment can now…

May Someone With Dementia Sign a Will?

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The Elder Law Minute TM   May Someone With Dementia Sign a Will? By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq Millions of people are affected by dementia, and unfortunately many of them do not have all their estate planning affairs in order before the symptoms…

Lessening the Stress of Caregiving

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The Elder Law Minute TM   Lessening the Stress of Caregiving By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. Taking care of an elderly loved one can be exhausting and stressful. Caregivers often lack outside help and shoulder all the responsibilities of the elderly…

HEALTH CARE PROXY – A Refresher Course

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Elder Law Minute TM HEALTH CARE PROXY – A Refresher Course By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Lian Kuang-Maoga, Esq.             New YorkState’s health care proxy statute allows a person to plan ahead and ensure his or her wishes…

How End Of Life Wishes Can Control Extreme Medical Expenses

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The Elder Law Minute TM How End Of Life Wishes Can Control Extreme Medical Expenses By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Stacey Meshnick, Esq. A new study finds that when medical personnel know what kind of care a patient wants at the end of life,…

Benihana Founder’s Will Disinheriting Children Upheld

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  The Elder Law Minute TM                 Benihana Founder’s Will Disinheriting Children Upheld   By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Debby Rosenfeld, Esq.     The recent holding of the Appellate Division, First Department,…

An Overview of A Trustee’s Duties

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Elder Law Minute TM An Overview of A Trustee’s Duties By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Yan Lian Kuang-Maoga, Esq. A trust is a legal arrangement through which one person (or an institution, such as a bank or law firm), called a "trustee,"…