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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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August 15, 2022
7 Essential Items to Include in Your Last Will and Testament in New York

If you're thinking about creating your last will and testament, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the process. Your will must include a range of vital information, and if you've never created one before, you may not know where to start. Working with an estate planning attorney can ensure that your will contains all […]

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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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