Articles for Attorneys

Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit What Does It Mean To You

September 1st, 2019 by David Goldfarb

Including information on the Health Care Reform Provisions of 2010 Affecting the Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole With great fanfare, on December 8, 2003, President Bush signed into law the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (the “Act”). The Act provides for the establishment of a voluntary drug benefit under a new […]

The Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

March 15th, 2019 by David Goldfarb

Many people purchase life insurance policies to take care of their families after they pass away. Family members can use life insurance proceeds in a variety of ways, such as paying off taxes or a mortgage, covering funeral costs, to replace lost income for the household, or to cover a major expense, such as college […]

Starting on May 1, 2018, Medicaid subscribers in New York state will see drastic changes to their appeals process. These changes place more procedural requirements on those seeking to appeal Medicaid determinations. An experienced New York elder law attorney can help Medicaid subscribers who need assistance with their Medicaid appeals. For decades, the elder law […]

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 […]

New York Legal Resources

February 10th, 2019 by David Goldfarb

New York Laws, Regulations & Policies N.Y. Consolidated Laws, Session Laws, Legislative Bills N.Y. Health & Welfare Regulations: Title 10 Title 18 New York Medicaid Reference Guide (MRG) Official Policies (ADM, INF & GIS): 1996 – present NYS DOH Medicaid Library of Official Documents (ADM, INF & GIS): 1996 – present Medicaid Policy Directives to […]

Ten Biggest Mistakes You Can Make In Your Estate Plan

February 8th, 2019 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 […]

The Homestead and Medicaid Planning

September 6th, 2018 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. Table of Contents The Homestead as an Exempt Resource Dealing with the Home as an Illiquid […]

Elder Law Attorneys on the Web

August 26th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

This is a listing of Elder Law attorneys with pages on the Web and does not constitute a recommendation or referral by Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP or SeniorLaw.com. Alabama Davis & Neal (Dothan Opelika, Maontgomery & Mobile, AL) (https://www.epattorneys.com/) Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP (Huntsville & Mobile, AL ) Sidney C. Summey […]

Medicaid Coverage of Home Care in New York

August 22nd, 2017 by David Goldfarb

Many New Yorkers require home health assistance for a variety of reasons. Some people may need therapy services, others may need bathing assistance or help managing medication, while others may require around-the-clock care by a home health professional.  Whatever type of home care you or a family member may need, however, the cost can be […]

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 […]