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July 15, 2022
Melville, New York Business Succession Planning Attorney Answers The Most Frequently Asked Questions

Business succession planning is the process of choosing the people that will manage your business after you leave while ensuring that they are well-equipped, prepared, and motivated to continue your organization’s successful legacy. It often overlaps with estate planning, which differs in that it pertains to strategies for managing both business and personal assets owned […]

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June 15, 2022
Top 10 Questions to Ask an Elder Law Attorney on Long Island

Planning for your future involves endless questions that you should never feel ashamed to ask. When searching online for an “elder lawyer near me,” you will likely find overwhelming options, so how can you determine who will adequately serve your needs? You can narrow down the list and find the right lawyer for you by […]

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May 15, 2022
A Long Island Estate Administration Attorney Answers the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Probate

What is probate? What do you need to know about it? Upon your death, the probate process ensures that all your estate debts are paid and that your beneficiaries receive your assets. If you don’t come from a legal background, understanding some critical aspects of probate can help you make informed estate planning decisions. At […]

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April 15, 2022
How Does a Special Needs/Supplemental Needs Trust Work in New York?

Melville, NY Estate Planning Lawyers explain special needs trusts. Call (631) 756-6006 to schedule a consultation. As millions of Baby Boomers become part of the elderly population, many make arrangements for their retirement and long-term medical care. However, this demographic also acts as primary caregivers for many non-elderly disabled children who will need sufficient care […]

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March 15, 2022
Understanding a Pooled Income Trust in New York

In New York, residents who need Medicaid for home care have to qualify for the assistance, which means they cannot earn income above the Medicaid limit. The unfortunate truth about these limits is that many family members make too much to qualify for Medicaid assistance, but they don’t earn enough to pay for home care […]

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March 10, 2022
Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele Attorney to Speak at NBI Online Seminar in April

(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 “Elder Law, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits Planning: The Complete New York Guide – Navigate Benefits Coverage, Procedure, and […]

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February 15, 2022
What You Need to Know About Medicaid and the Lookback Period in New York

Many people in New York with low-income status require Medicaid assistance to cover community-based long-term care (CBLTC) services. On March 25, 2021, the state of New York (State) submitted their Waiver Amendment Request – Application for 1115 Waiver Authority to Implement a 30-month Transfer of Assets Lookback for Community Based Long-Term Care Services (Waiver Amendment) […]

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January 21, 2022
Elder Law Attorney Vivian Garrastegui Appears on The Donna Drake Show

Melville, New York - Vivian Garrastegui, Elder Law Attorney and Partner in Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele, PLLC, recently joined The Donna Drake Show: Live It Up! to discuss Wills, Medicaid Planning, and Estate Planning. Vivian Garrastegui, a National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. Member, explains what happens when someone passes away without a Last […]

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January 18, 2022
What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust in New York?

Individuals with disabilities require ongoing care and advocacy well into adulthood. A big part of advocating for family members with disabilities is making sure they don't miss out on the social services they'll need for the rest of their lives. A supplemental needs trust (SNT) allows New York families and guardians to create a financial […]

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May 9, 2020
Q. Do I qualify for the Economic Impact Payment of $1,200.00 if I receive Veterans benefits, Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Retirement, Disability or Survivors Benefits?

A. YES. If you did not file an Income Tax Return for the years 2018 and 2019 you will still receive the sum of $1,200.00. If you have a child under 17 years old, you may have to provide information to the IRS in order to receive the sum of $500.00. You still have to […]

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