Special Alert

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ICS CLOSING MARCH 31, 2019.   As reported in January 2019 Update below, ICS MLTC plan will be closing at the end of March 2019,   Following the “unofficial”  letter of Jan. 7, 2019 announcing the closing from ICS CEO Rick Surpin, the NYS Department of Health sent all ICS members a letter dated January 25, 2019 explaining that  those members who did not contact NY … Read More

New Hyde Park, Queens NY

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Neighborhood Service Pages: Elder Law Attorney for New Hyde Park, Queens, NY Elder Law Lawyer, Lori R. Somekh has a great goal for helping our senior population from the financial strains and difficulties of growing older. Lori was admitted to practice law in New York and the Federal Courts. She established her own firm in 1997. Ms. Somekh serves her … Read More

Elder Law Attorney for Floral Park, Queens, NY

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Neighborhood Service Pages: Elder Law Attorney for Floral Park, Queens, NY Elder Law Lawyer, Lori R. Somekh has a great desire for protecting our senior citizens from the financial constraints and burdens of growing older. She was admitted to practice law in New York and the Federal Courts. She established her very own company in 1997. Ms. Somekh serves her … Read More

Are You Making the Important Decisions?

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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

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

Home Care and Medicaid Changes

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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?

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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