Medicaid Myths

medicaid myths

Medicaid…to some this can be the dirtiest word in the English language.  Why? Many people rely on the fictions that they read on the internet and the experiences of others rather than understanding how Medicaid can help them.  Let’s dispel some of those Medicaid myths for you so that you can embrace the benefits of… Read More »

Daily Check-in with Vincent Week 41

Announcing New Videos Daily! Please join Vincent during the week at 10 a.m. Est on Facebook for his three minute “Check in with Vincent” videos. On Wednesday’s, Vincent along with his partners at the Russo Law Group will focus on important legal matters. Check-ins with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram Youtube and LinkedIn. “Check-in with… Read More »

The 5 Must-Have Estate Plan Documents

estate plan documents

A critical component to all estate plans is that an individual needs five must-have estate plan documents. The 5 must-have estate planning legal documents consist of: Durable Power of Attorney Health Care Proxy Living Will (Health Care Declaration) Authorization for Release of Protected Medical Information (HIPAA) Last Will and Testament/Living Trust It is important that… Read More »

Daily Check-in with Vincent Week 39 & 40

Announcing New Videos Daily! Please join Vincent during the week at 10 a.m. Est on Facebook for his three minute “Check in with Vincent” videos. On Wednesday’s, Vincent along with his partners at the Russo Law Group will focus on important legal matters. Check-ins with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram Youtube and LinkedIn. “Check-in with… Read More »

How do I select a Guardian for my child?

guardian for my child

If you have minor children then it is highly recommended that you designate a standby guardian by executing a Designation of Standby Guardian under SCPA 1726(3), and that you execute a Last Will and testament that nominates a permanent guardian for your child. If your child’s other parent (biological or adoptive) survives you, then his/her… Read More »

Daily Check-in with Vincent Week 37 & 38

Announcing New Videos Daily! Please join Vincent during the week at 10 a.m. Est on Facebook for his three minute “Check in with Vincent” videos. On Wednesday’s, Vincent along with his partners at the Russo Law Group will focus on important legal matters. Check-ins with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram Youtube and LinkedIn. “Check-in with… Read More »

The Impact of Divorce on Estate Planning

impact of divorce on estate planning

What is the impact of divorce on estate planning? New York has a “revocation on death” statute (New York Estates Powers & Trusts Law §5-1.4  ) which states that except as provided by the express terms of a governing instrument, (for example, a Last Will and Testament, Trust, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy,… Read More »

Daily Check-in with Vincent Week 35 & 36

Announcing New Videos Daily! Please join Vincent during the week at 10 a.m. Est on Facebook for his three minute “Check in with Vincent” videos. On Wednesday’s, Vincent along with his partners at the Russo Law Group will focus on important legal matters. Check-ins with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram Youtube and LinkedIn. “Check-in with… Read More »

What is “Elder Law” and Why Should I Care?

choosing an elder law attorney

What is “Elder law”? According to Wikipedia, it is “an area of legal practice that specializes on issues that affect the aging population”. It goes on further to identify three major categories that make up elder law: Estate planning and administration Medicaid, disability and other long term care issues; and Guardianship, conservatorship and commitment matters… Read More »

Daily Check-in with Vincent Week 32 & 34

Announcing New Videos Daily! Please join Vincent during the week at 10 a.m. Est on Facebook for his three minute “Check in with Vincent” videos. On Wednesday’s, Vincent along with his partners at the Russo Law Group will focus on important legal matters. Check-ins with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram Youtube and LinkedIn. “Check-in with… Read More »

How to become a Guardian for an Incapacitated Adult

guardianship incapacitated adult

When considering how to manage the property and/or well-being of a person under a disability, the need to be appointed a guardian for that person often becomes part of the conversation. In New York State there are three types of guardianship proceedings whereby a guardian can be appointed. The three guardianship proceedings are as follows:… Read More »

How to become a Guardian of a Minor

guardian of a minor

When considering how to manage the property and/or well being of a person who is a minor, or who may be considered disabled, the need to be appointed a guardian for that person often becomes part of the conversation. In New York State there are three types of guardianship proceedings whereby a guardian can be… Read More »

Daily Check-in with Vincent Week 30 & 31

Announcing New Videos Daily! Please join Vincent during the week at 10 a.m. Est on Facebook for his three minute “Check in with Vincent” videos. On Wednesday’s, Vincent along with his partners at the Russo Law Group will focus on important legal matters. Check-ins with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram Youtube and LinkedIn. “Check-in with… Read More »