Articles for Seniors

Elder Law Estate Planning Issues for Women

December 21st, 2018 by David Goldfarb

As elder law attorneys in New York, our team has many tools to design comprehensive estate plans for our clients to preserve wealth and plan for future health issues and financial support. However, each estate plan is unique since each person’s situation is unique. We carefully evaluate the financial and physical situation of each client […]

The Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) suggested ways to eliminate the shares of Medicaid costs paid by local governments in New York, which totals about $7 billion. A CBC report, “Still a Poor Way to Pay for Medicaid,” indicated that currently, local governments across the state commit an average of 8.6 percent of their respective annual […]

Immigration laws allow officials to deny green cards and visas to immigrants who are likely to become a public charge in the future. While the law did not specifically define what factors could lead to this determination, immigration officers have long used the guiding principle that a public charge is someone who may likely become […]

Glossary of Elder Law Estate Planning Terms

November 23rd, 2018 by David Goldfarb

New York law uses unique terminology when it comes to estate planning and elder law. If you know and understand this terminology, it will make it much easier for you to comprehend the estate planning process and how it works. The experienced New York estate planning attorneys at Goldfarb, Abrandt, Salzman & Kutzin, LLP can […]

Young Family Estate Planning

November 9th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

Many young families overlook the need to plan for unexpected death or disability. Every young parent should have several important documents, including a will, a power of attorney, and a health care proxy in place. All of these documents are part of a Young Family Estate Plan—otherwise known as a YFEP. The primary purpose of […]

Estate Planning for Singles and Couples Without Children

October 26th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

You do not have children, so having an estate plan is not necessary, right? Unfortunately, many people believe this to be true and fail to take any steps toward drafting a comprehensive estate plan. This is especially true for individuals or couples who do not own property or consider themselves to be wealthy. The idea […]

Legal Steps to Take with Alzheimer’s

October 19th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

When someone receives an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, they will slowly lose their ability to communicate and comprehend how to protect their interests. This decline can be overwhelming for the individual and family members, as they will need to address practical and medical care issues, as well as the emotional effects of watching a loved one […]

Recognizing the Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

October 12th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

Financial elder abuse can be extremely harmful. While this type of abuse does not cause physical harm to seniors, it can quickly take away the assets and property for which they have worked so hard, harm their loved ones who are beneficiaries, and even take away their dignity. Financial elder abuse occurs when someone wrongfully […]

Detering Exploitation of a Power of Attorney

October 5th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

A power of attorney is an essential part of any comprehensive estate plan. Many people understand the general purpose of a power of attorney and the benefits of drafting this document. However, people may not realize the potential for exploitation of a power of attorney and the steps to take to deter such exploitation. A […]

According to a report released by non-profit legal advocacy organization Justice in Aging, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing to roll back Obama-era protections meant to keep patients safe. Just this year, the agency has taken several steps to reduce oversight and lessen the penalties that nursing homes face for violating […]