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Don’t Have Your Marijuana Court Records Destroyed

Don’t Have Your Marijuana Court Records Destroyed

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will have marijuana convictions expunged from their criminal records under New York’s new marijuana laws effective March 31, 2021. About 107,000 convictions will be automatically expunged. A conviction on your criminal record is normally permanent. Marijuana convictions can lead to the denial of various applications, including  Section 8 housing […]

New Power of Attorney Law Effective June 13, 2021

New Power of Attorney Law Effective June 13, 2021

The New York power of attorney law (POA) allows you to designate an agent to manage your financial affairs. It avoids the need for time-consuming and expensive guardianship proceedings when a person becomes incapacitated. The current power of attorney form can be complex and difficult to use. The new POA law, effective June 13, 2021, amends […]

Duties of Executor of an Estate

Duties of Executor of an Estate
Duties of Executor of an Estate Are you unsure how to perform the duties of executor of an estate? Watch this video as our Rochester estate planning lawyer explains in detail what steps are needed. In order for an executor to act in accordance with a will, the court must issue a certificate to the executor [...]

New 2021 Medicaid, Medicare, VA Pension & Estate Tax Numbers

New 2021 Medicaid, Medicare, VA Pension & Estate Tax Numbers

How much are the 2021 Medicare benefit deductibles?: hospital deductible $1,484, co-insurance (days 61-90) $371/day, and skilled nursing facility co-insurance (days 21-100) $185.50/day. How much are the 2021 Medicaid Institutional and Community/Home Care resource and income allowances? (Community / Home Care Benefits are in parenthesis): resource allowance $15,900 ($15,950), income allowance $50 ($884), community spouse […]

What’s The Difference Between A NY Life Estate And A Living Trust ?

What’s The Difference Between A NY Life Estate And A Living Trust

To preserve your home from the devastating costs of nursing home care, you can  transfer it to your children with either a life estate deed or a deed to an irrevocable living trust. With both the NY life estate deed and the irrevocable living trust : You will avoid probate. You can preserve your home […]

What to Know About Medicaid

What to Know About Medicaid

Do you need more information? Here are some common topics going over what to know about Medicaid. If you have questions about Medicaid, trusts, life estate, and others please contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced Rochester elder law attorney. Let our experience work for you.  Medicaid Eligibility Medicaid is your very last […]