Increase in Online Wills During Coronavirus Outbreak Raises Important Questions

The outbreak of the coronavirus has changed our way of life. Everyone in the New York and New Jersey region is aware of the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus. As we see members of our community fall ill and hear of the fatalities across the nation, we are reminded of our own potential vulnerability. This has prompted many who have neglected estate planning to go online and set up a “do-it-yourself” (DIY) will.  » Read More

Elderly Financial Scams

Elderly financial scams are on the rise, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Seniors are often targeted by online scammers and other unscrupulous individuals looking to take advantage of those who are most vulnerable. Con artists employ different tactics to convince elderly persons to part with their hard-earned money. The following are some of the most common scenarios to look out for:

  • Computer scams: Computer scams often involve scammers posing as technical support agents.
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Estate Planning for Out-of-State Assets

If you are involved in the estate planning process, take caution not to overlook out-of-state property and other assets. Many people own property outside of New York and want to know how to account for their timeshare or vacation home in their estate. Because certain assets are governed by the state where they are located, your estate plan can become complicated.  » Read More

What are the Consequences of Elder Abuse?

Frequently perpetrated in the general community, elder abuse is commonly associated with living situations that involve nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. It is a universal concern of families who find themselves searching for a trustworthy residential home to care for a vulnerable loved one.

Elder abuse consists of abuse of a person aged 60 or older by a person entrusted to their care,  » Read More

New York City Found Not to Properly Follow Procedures to recover Medicaid Overpayments

Proper Procedure for Recovery of Medicaid Overpayment

Over 72.5 million Americans have Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that provides health coverage to qualified individuals. Applicants must provide documentation of their identity, income, and residency. Those who live outside the state of New York are not eligible for New York Medicaid and those who move to another state while receiving benefits may have their benefits terminated.  » Read More