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When you think of a guardian of an incapacitated adult, you likely first think of an adult child or another close family member who will care for the adult. However, in some cases, a guardian may be a non-relative appointed by the courts. In many states, these are referred to as “professional guardians.” While New […]

Estate Planning Issues for Divorcing Spouses

July 6th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

There are many considerations when you and your spouse divorce. Divorce will divide your marital property and debts, determine custody schedules for your children, and much more. You should also always revisit your estate plan upon a divorce. While contacting an estate planning lawyer may be the last thing on your mind in this already […]

Medicaid provides healthcare for millions of New Yorkers, and constitutes one of the state’s most important benefits programs. However, the government also means tests Medicaid, so it has a spenddown for people who earn too much income and may exclude people who own too many assets. Many seniors find that they have trouble maintaining eligibility […]

Starting May 1, managed long-term care (MLTC) members must follow new appeals procedures. While the Obama Administration adopted these procedures, they have only now gone into effect. MLTC members should pay close attention to the changes so that they preserve their appellate rights. The Old Rule Before May 1, MLTC members had appeal options whenever […]

New York State Medicaid Law

April 17th, 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. Updated with 2018 income, resource and penalty rates Introduction Medicaid is a joint federal, state and […]

Recent changes to the law have extended outpatient therapy and home health care coverage for Medicare recipients. Unfortunately, some Medicare beneficiaries still find that their claims get denied under improper or outdated standards of review. An experienced attorney can help recipients determine what services they are eligible for, and advise them how to appeal improper […]

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 […]