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The new tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law in December 2017 contains many controversial provisions. American taxpayers must carefully examine them to determine how these changes will affect them. One important provision has received little media attention but has the potential to help Americans with high medical bills. The attorneys at Goldfarb […]

Exempt Transfer of Home to a Caretaker Child

January 22nd, 2018 by David Goldfarb

A Great Incentive for Caring for Your Parent in the Family Home Many of our clients and their adult children are concerned both with the escalating costs of long-term health care and the quality of the care. An adult child that becomes a caregiver for a parent is one way that families deal with these concerns. […]

Including Digital Assets in Your Power of Attorney and Will

December 15th, 2017 by David Goldfarb

These days, we pay bills, conduct business, and bank online. In many cases, you do not even need to go into a bank to deposit a check anymore. We conduct most of our communications by email, social media, or text message. Each account has usernames, passwords, security questions, and additional information that you choose to […]

Every effective estate plan should address your end-of-life care as well as what happens after your death. Specifically, your plan should designate individuals who can make decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated and unable to do so. Such incapacitation can be temporary, such as a coma after an accident, or long-lasting, such as […]

Elder Law & Legal Resources on the Web

March 31st, 2017 by David Goldfarb

Elder Law Related Legal Resources on the Web Access America for Seniors: a government-wide initiative to deliver electronic services from government agencies and organizations to seniors (sponsored by the National Partnership for Reinventing Government and the Government Information Technology Services). National Senior Citizens Law Center: Current issues in Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, benefits and eligibility. Resources […]

New York State Medicaid Law

January 9th, 2017 by David Goldfarb

New York Medicaid Attorneys Don’t make a mistake with Medicaid eligibility; contact a New York elder law attorney with knowledge of Medicaid law.  Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP is a law firm that handles New York Medicaid cases. Updated with 2017 income, resource and penalty rates Introduction Medicaid is a joint federal, state and […]

New York Elder Law

April 2nd, 2014 by David Goldfarb

For over 20 years the law firm of Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP has advocated for people with disabilities. Concentrating in elder law, trusts & estates, and the rights of people with disabilities, we have aided countless families, attorneys, social workers and financial planners.   Health Care Coverage Estate Planning including Trusts and Wills […]

Article 81 of New York’s Mental Hygiene Law authorizes a court to appoint a guardian to manage the personal and/or financial affairs of a person who cannot manage for himself or herself because of incapacity[1]. Not all Article 81 guardians (hereinafter “guardians”) in New York have the same powers. Guardianship orders are specifically tailored so […]

Ten Biggest Mistakes You Can Make In Your Estate Plan

February 8th, 2014 by David Goldfarb

Writing a “Top Ten” list for mistakes in an estate plan is especially challenging, as there are a myriad of mistakes that people, and their planners, can make. But in my years of being involved in all aspects of estates – from the drafting of wills, to administering estates after someone dies, to fighting in […]

Most People Should Sign A Health Care Proxy Form If you are like most people, it is a better idea to sign a health care proxy form rather than to rely on the laws of the State of New York to determine who would make health care decisions for you if you became mentally incapacitated. […]