Articles for Attorneys

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 […]

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 […]

Planning for Children with Special Needs

July 25th, 2017 by David Goldfarb

Seniors often have adult children with disabilities who will likely need a personalized and effective plan in place to protect their interests throughout their lives. Our attorneys regularly assist parents in planning for the future for children with special needs and we are confident that we can provide the highest quality of assistance for you […]

Elder Law & Legal Resources on the Web

March 31st, 2017 by David Goldfarb

Elder Law Related Legal Resources on the Web National Senior Citizens Law Center: Current issues in Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, benefits and eligibility. Resources on Aging by the U.S. Administration on Community Living: Department of Health and Human Services National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Home Page  The National Council on the Aging National Health Law […]

Elder Law Attorneys on the Web

August 26th, 2015 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 […]

Will Contests – The Basics

April 19th, 2015 by David Goldfarb

Will contests typically focus on the following three issues: due execution, testamentary capacity, and undue influence. Due execution.   The requirements for due execution in New York are minimal, but important. In New York, with certain exceptions, the testator (the legal term for the person signing his or her will) must sign the will either in […]

New York will apply Medicaid “spousal impoverishment” budgeting rules for home care under the Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) program. New York’s laws on spousal impoverishment budgeting, New York Social Services Law § 366-c(2)(a), was amended in 2013 to include for the purposes of budgeting under the definition an “institutionalized spouse” a person who is […]

What is a Living Will? A Living Will is a written statement that expresses your desires with regard to health care treatment if you become mentally incapable and/or physically incapable of expressing those desires. It can include, but need not be limited to, instructions concerning the termination of life support. What is a Health Care […]