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by Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq. The focus of this column is legal issues concerning the elderly, and their loved ones. Today’s article addresses the topic of Wills.  Every adult should have a valid Will in place, regardless of age, as detailed below. A Last Will and Testament, commonly known as a “Will” is documentation

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By Nancy J. Brady, Esq., Partner, Brady & Marshak, LLP Attorneys at Law If you are 65 or older, or have been receiving social security disability for at least two years, you are by now aware of what Medicare is- the red, white and blue card that provides insurance for doctor’s visits, some costs of

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by Alexander Bader, Esq. When a client comes to our office for an initial consultation the attorney that the client is meeting with will obtain information about the client’s family structure, asset picture and the client’s particular goals. Most often, a primary goal of our prospective clients is to “protect” their assets so that such

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by Nancy J. Brady, Esq., Partner Brady & Marshak, LLP Attorneys at Law In order to be eligible for government benefits, known as Medicaid, to pay for one’s care in a nursing home, generally speaking, he or she cannot have transferred assets or property within the five years immediately prior to nursing home confinement. Congress

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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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by Linda Faith Marshak, Esq. Today’s article addresses the topic of Real Estate. The focus of this column is legal issues concerning seniors, and their loved ones. Many people own their homes. Ownership of homes and condominiums are evidenced by a document known as a deed and the ownership is of real property.  Cooperative ownership,

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By Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq., Partner, Brady & Marshak, LLP Attorneys at Law   Many people who come to our office for a consultation express concern about their advanced years, and how they will finance long term care, such as home care or nursing home care. Surprisingly few people have done advance planning to

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By Alexander Bader, Esq.   Many people mistakenly believe that Medicare, Medicare supplement policies, and/or other health insurance plans will cover the cost of long-term care for a chronic condition. While these plans provide benefits to help pay for hospital care and physician services, they provide very limited payment for the cost of long-term care

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By, Deidre M. Baker, Esq.   In March of 2014, New York State enacted legislation, Chapter 59, which resulted in significant changes to the state’s estate and gift tax laws. These changes were important because they had a potential effect on estate plans already in place and estate planning moving forward. Effective April 1, 2016

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By Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq.   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 most women outlive their spouses (80%).

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