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March 15, 2023
7 Essential Qualities To Look For in a Long Island Estate Planning Lawyer

Your estate plan determines the financial future of your loved ones, your hard-earned assets, and your quality of life in your golden years. With so much at stake, you want to work with an experienced and compassionate legal professional you can trust. What makes an excellent estate planning attorney? In this blog, we describe seven […]

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February 20, 2023
Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele Explain Wills, POAs, & Health Care Proxies in NY

MELVILLE, New York—Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele, PLLC, an Elder Law Firm, alerts New York residents about the types of problems that can arise when they fail to prepare important Estate Planning documents. These documents include a Last Will and Testament, a Power of Attorney, and a Health Care Proxy at the time of their death, […]

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February 15, 2023
Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele Attorney to Speak at NBI Online Seminar

MELVILLE, New York—Vivian Garrastegui, Elder Law Attorney and Partner at Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele, PLLC, is pleased to announce that she will be speaking at a live online seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI). The Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid seminar will be held online on April 25, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. […]

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February 15, 2023
How Planning for Medicaid Can Help Safeguard Your Future in New York

If you live in New York and are considering long-term care expenses, do not delay planning for Medicaid. The costs associated with aging can decimate retirement savings and jeopardize your ability to leave considerable assets for your loved ones. However, incorporating Medicaid planning into a comprehensive estate plan can guard against these looming threats to […]

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January 15, 2023
What is Asset Protection? An Experienced New York Asset Protection Lawyer Explains

If you are approaching your golden years with estate planning and elder law concerns, you will inevitably encounter topics related to asset protection. You may ask, “What is asset protection, and why do I need it?” Businesses, individuals, or the state can take your assets in multiple ways—sometimes after you pass away, compromising the legacy […]

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December 15, 2022
How To Get a Power of Attorney in New York

As a New York estate planning law firm, clients often ask us how to get a Power of Attorney (POA). The answer depends on several factors that are unique to your situation, your relationships, and your goals. One of the core purposes of our firm is to help you be prepared, and we want to […]

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November 15, 2022
Medicaid Applications: Can You Own a Home and Get Medicaid in New York?

Do you lose sleep at night wondering if you can qualify for Medicaid if you own a home? Do you worry that your spouse could become homeless for you to receive Medicaid benefits? We understand. At Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele, PLLC, our Medicaid planning lawyers have helped countless people like you start the Medicaid planning […]

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October 15, 2022
An Experienced New York Estate Planning Attorney Explains 3 Types of Guardianships

A family member could be unable to care for their young children, aging parents, or a special needs adult child or sibling. In these situations, a guardianship can help someone else manage care for those individuals (known as wards), whether the person in question wants the court to name a guardian or petition for guardianship […]

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September 15, 2022
An Experienced Estate Planning Attorney in New York Explains Why You Should NOT Leave Your House to Your Children

One of the most critical steps in the trust and estate planning process is determining what will happen to your assets after you pass away. In a well-intentioned but often misguided step, many parents mistakenly believe that gifting their house to their children is the best method to avoid probate and inheritance taxes, but gifting […]

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August 25, 2022
Vivian Garrastegui Speaks for Alzheimer’s Association Spanish via Zoom Sept. 14

(MELVILLE, New York) Vivian Garrastegui, Elder Law Attorney and Partner at Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele, PLLC, will give a 90-minute Spanish presentation of Managing Money: A Caregivers Guide to Finances over Zoom with the Alzheimer’s Association on September 14th, 2022 at 4 p.m. EDT. “I look forward to once again speaking for The Alzheimer’s Association. […]

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