Are You Making the Important Decisions?

Lori SomekhUncategorizedLeave a Comment

I often speak to clients who think their planning is simple because they have no spouse or children.  Once we start discussing the possibilities, however, they usually find it very difficult to make important decisions about their health care and their estate.  Take a look at this recent NY Times article. Click here: Read This New York Times article! (opens in … Read More

Ramifications of The American Health Care Act (AHCA)

elqmanagerUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Elder Law Attorney

The House of Representatives narrowly passed this bill in early May, by a margin of 217 to 213, with 20 Republicans voting against it and no Democrats voting in favor of it.  It is the Republicans’ first step toward their seven-year promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was passed by the Democrats in 2010 with … Read More

Help Locate Long-Term Care Facilities and Manage Assisted Living Costs

Hemant GuptaElder Law Attorneys, News & Events, WillsLeave a Comment

The experienced attorneys at Somekh & Associates PLLC can help you understand your long- term care planning options, the benefits that may be available to help pay for care, and the estate planning required to access those benefits. The attorneys of Somekh & Associates PLLC have the utmost understanding and compassion to lead you through planning your estate and planning … Read More

What is Probate and is it Necessary?

Lori SomekhWillsLeave a Comment

Is Probate Necessary? What is Probate? Most people have heard of probate, but few people really know what it is.  Probate is the process by which a court (which in New York will be the Surrogate’s Court) confirms that a Last Will and Testament has been executed in accordance with the law and is valid to affect how property will … Read More

Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

Lori SomekhPower of Attorney, WillsLeave a Comment

5 things you won’t find in your standard power of attorney… If I had a quarter for every time a prospective client told me “Oh, we have a power of attorney – I printed one from the computer” or “I got one from the title company”, I wouldn’t need to buy any more lotto tickets. I think because powers of … Read More

Home Care and Medicaid Changes

Lori SomekhMedicaidLeave a Comment

How Medicaid Changes Affect Home Care As my readers already know, the eligibility rules for Medicaid changed drastically ten years ago in February, 2006, with the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA). It then became more challenging (albeit not impossible) to help clients needing nursing home care to become eligible.  This relates to the way the lookback … Read More

Do You Need A Will?

Lori SomekhWillsLeave a Comment

Last Will and Testament

Do You Need A Will? The upcoming month is National Health Care Decision-Making Month. During this time, the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association typically conducts free seminars throughout the state as a public service to reach out to seniors and educate them on the benefits of doing basic planning. Basic planning typically involves making decisions … Read More