Weekly Newsletter – Common Estate Planning Issues You Must Navigate When Contemplating a Second (or More) Marriage

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Common Estate Planning Issues You Must Navigate When Contemplating a Second (or More) Marriage   These days, second and even third marriages are fairly commonplace. And the estate planning issues that arise from multiple marriages can be highly complex and confusing. Merging two families into one presents unique legal and financial challenges that can cause significant conflict and distress unless … Read More

Estate Planning is Too Important to Procrastinate

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This is an important article to read…-Lori May 30, 2018 by Steve Hartnett 0 Comments Most of us recognize that estate planning is the loving and responsible thing to do. Yet, only 44% of adult Americans even have so much as a simple Will, according to a Gallup poll. Our world is increasingly complex. It seems our lives are busier than ever. Interestingly, this may … Read More

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

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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?

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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

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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

Do You Need A Will?

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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

Is Your Legal House In Order?

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Greetings, Is Your Legal House In Order? As I mentioned in my previous post, May is Decision-Making Month.  It is also National Elder Law Month.  This is the month that we reach out and educate people (not only seniors) on the importance of doing basic planning. What I consider to be basic planning is doing the bare minimum to ensure that … Read More