What Should I Know About Updating a Health Care Proxy During the Pandemic?

Seniors with compromised health are especially vulnerable to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Anyone with chronic health problems may want to consider reviewing their health care proxy and make changes that reflect their long-term wishes.

What is a Health Care Proxy?

A health care proxy is a document someone creates that dictates that another person will act as their health care surrogate if they become unable to make important medical decisions for themselves.  » Read More

What Guardianship Issues are Occurring During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

As the United States and other countries across the globe continue to fight against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important for everyone to learn more about vulnerable populations, such as the elderly. Since the elderly likely have underlying heath conditions and weaker immune systems, older individuals are more susceptible to the health effects of COVID-19.

Those living in nursing homes,  » Read More

Can Digital Assets be Incorporated in My Estate Plan?

Nowadays, the internet has made banking, shopping, and other tasks faster and easier to complete. Also, the details of these online transactions are recorded for convenience. Since many types of assets are handled online, many people may wonder if digital assets should be incorporated in an estate plan. An elder law attorney will be able to determine if a person’s digital assets should be protected.  » Read More

Should Teachers Prepare Wills as Schools Reopen?

School districts across the country are wrestling with the unprecedented challenge of starting a new academic year with COVID-19 in full swing. With more than 5.5 million confirmed cases of the virus in the United States, including 180,000 fatalities, the pandemic shows no sign of abating.

Some New Jersey school districts, as well as the entire New York City public school system,  » Read More

Can I Contest a Will if it is Fraudulent?

The pain of a cherished loved one’s passing is only worsened when siblings or heirs have disagreements about the deceased’s final wishes. Unfortunately, money and property can cause friction between family members, which can lead to painful legal disputes that can take years to resolve. There are some cases where one or more siblings decide to contest a will; fraud is one of them.  » Read More

Who is to Blame for Nursing Home Deaths in New York?

Communities throughout New York are working hard to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. In late June 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a travel advisory in place for people arriving to the tri-state area from hot-spot states with high infection rates. Travelers from states, including Florida, Texas, and the Carolinas, are required to quarantine for 14 days or face steep fines.  » Read More