How to avoid inheritance disputes

Estate planning helps you to ensure your loved ones have everything they need after your death, but inheritance disputes can tie up assets for years and break families apart. To reduce the likelihood of such disputes, consider these tips while making end-of-life...

How does probate work in New York?

When someone dies in New York, his or her executor presents the will to the Surrogate's Court in the county where the person lived. In a process called probate, the court determines the validity of the will and supervises the administration of the deceased person's...

A look at small estates in New York

If you have a relatively modest estate, it is still important to set up an effective estate plan. Unfortunately, many people with modest estates fail to create estate plans, which often causes their loved ones to experience anxiety and uncertainty after their death....

Are Medicaid trusts a good idea?

You and your spouse have been discussing your estate. You both have health issues. If you don’t take care of your health, you could lose your life savings. If you were able to qualify for Medicaid without spending everything you own, this could be a solution for you....

What are bedsores?

When you leave your loved one in an elder care facility, you would hope that means they will get the best possible care and attention. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. But sometimes, it is hard to pinpoint when, if and how your loved one might have faced...

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