a

Blog

By Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq. 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. Most people think Wills are only for the elderly.  Nothing could be

Read More

by Alexander Bader, Esq. “Is there a valid Power of Attorney in place?” Should you, a family member, or a dear friend be faced with a health-related crisis, the answer to this question may be so very crucial. When someone contacts our office in the midst of facing such a crisis in regards to a

Read More

by Nancy J. Brady. RN, Esq., Partner- Brady & Marshak, LLP Attorneys at Law Estate Planning is an area of legal planning concerned with having ownership of your assets with beneficiary designations that will most suit the client’s goals for preservation of hard earned savings and property throughout one’s life and after death. Elderlaw and

Read More

by Linda F. Marshak, Esq. Social Security is a retirement plan most for which most American workers are eligible. The Social Security System taxes employee’s wages throughout working years and credits are earned towards retirement benefits.  If you were born in 1929 or later, the requirement is to have 10 years of work which is

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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,

Read More

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

Read More