Stroke Awareness

Recognizing a Stroke Time = brain cells! Some readers may know I volunteer as a Critical Care EMT with my local fire department and...

Too much of a Good Thing –

Duplicate Original Wills: the Danger Zone Our New York Court of Appeals (the State’s highest Court) recently ruled on an appeal by the children...

The Graduate?

With apologies to Mr. Robinson, it’s more than the plastic! With your new grad, consider new legal requirements – they are now adults? Parents...

Mother Loved Me Best! – It’s all about the money.

Court slams adult children jockeying for mom’s cash. A refrain often heard in Article 81 Guardianship proceedings is : “I only want what’s best...

No Will – There IS a Way!

    Clients or family members often express concern, after the passing of a loved one, that they cannot locate Mom’s or Dad’s Will...

Probate – The Short Story

We often hear clients and family members complain, with a sense of foreboding, that Probate will be necessary once a loved one or family...

Managed Long Term Care – Dual Eligible Medicaid Home Care

  Homecare managed by the private sector Recent changes to the Medicaid Home Care program (driven by a hoped for cost saving) requires all...

Guardianship in New York

¬†Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 New York’s Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 provides a procedure for the appointment of a Guardian for a person...

Cases of Interest.

The (not so) fine print. The recent case heard in the local District Court illustrates that the “fine print” can bite you. The president...

Genetic Child – the law catches up with technology

In vitro post-death children recognized by law. A new law, effective November 21, 2014, provides that a “genetic child” (“GC”) born after the death...