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Legal Consultations, One Attorney’s Experience

by Linda Marshak, Esq. Nancy Brady and I (Linda Marshak) have practiced the area of elder law for more than a combined quarter of a century. Boy, saying that makes me feel old!  I wanted to share with you many of the impressions I have formed practicing law in these many years. The very first

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Celebrity Estate Planning News

by Alexander Bader, Esq., Senior Associate, Brady & Marshak, LLP   No matter what your goals are for the legacies you wish to leave upon your passing an attorney who practices in the area of “Estate Planning” can best help those goals be achieved.  Some examples of such goals are: leaving monies to a charity

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Spotlight on Elderlaw: “Plan For The Worst Hope For The Best” – What To Do Should A Loved One Pass Away

By Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq. Many clients in our office come to us for Estate Planning, one of the goals of which is to facilitate the passing of their assets and property as easily as possible to their loved ones after death. Often, despite this planning, or if little or no planning has been

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SPOTLIGHT ON ELDER LAW: ESTATE PLANNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

By Alexander Bader, Esq. As Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys, we often provide legal advice to our clients centered on proper steps to take with regards to their assets to meet their estate planning goals.  Two most common such estate planning goals are: (1) ensuring the asset can be properly managed should the client

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Basic Estate Planning Documents

By Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq., and Linda Faith Marshak, Esq. The approaching holiday season brings the opportunity to spend time with elderly relatives who we may not have seen for a while. Sometimes our elderly loved ones show changes that give us cause for concern.  While some changes are obviously concerning, there are many

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The Importance of Proper Estate Administration

by Alexander Bader, Esq. There is no event more difficult in life than the loss of a loved one. Beyond the most important issues resulting from such a loss: the grieving, healing and honoring of the deceased, there are most often many practical steps to be completed to properly deal with all of the assets

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SPOTLIGHT ON ELDERLAW: COLLEGE BOUND and YOUNG ADULTS NEED ESTATE PLANNING TOO!

By Nancy J. Brady, Esq., Partner, Brady & Marshak, LLP Attorneys at Law With the end of summer, many of your children and grandchildren are heading off to college, and away from home. The fact that he/she will be away from you geographically, coupled with the fact that once your child has reached the age

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Spotlight on Elderlaw: Rising Home Values Make Use of Trusts A Critical Planning Tool

by Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq. Medicaid regulations and New York law provide for means to protect the value of our savings and real property from the costs of long term care- by transferring title of the assets and property to an Irrevocable Trust with specific language and requirements as delineated under the Medicaid regulations.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ELDERLAW: Top Ten Reasons to do a Last Will and Testament

By Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq., Partner, Brady & Marshak, LLP, Attorneys at Law   As most people know, a Last Will and Testament is a document, prepared by an attorney to serve as evidence of one’s last wishes regarding how assets and belongings should be distributed after the individual passes away. A Will can

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Spotlight on Elderlaw: Legal Planning for Women

By Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq.- Partner, Brady & Marshak, LLP Attorneys at Law Despite the fact that we are well into the 21st Century, and women have made significant advances socially and economically, women’s planning for major life events and retirement has not generally kept up with those advances. Well established statistics show that

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