As elder law attorneys, we are forced to educate clients about some uncomfortable realities. If you stick your head in the sand, difficult situations can be all the worse when they arise if you are completely unprepared. With this in mind, we will look at the importance of incapacity planning in this blog post.The Twilight YearsWhen you are thinking about the life that you will live when you are a senior citizen, you probably envision the active retirement years. Without question, if you … [Read more...] about Confront the Eventualities of Aging
As elder law attorneys, we help clients address the eventualities of aging. Our office is in Smithtown on Long Island, and census statistics paint a very clear picture with regard to the age demographic. According to Census Reporter, the median age is 45.3 years. Nationally, the median age is 38.To break it down by the older age groups, 18 percent of people in town are between 50 and 59 years of age. The figure for people 60 to 69 is 11 percent, and 8 percent of the residents of Smithtown … [Read more...] about Smithtown Elders Should Consider Incapacity Planning
As people get older, they may lose the ability to manage their money. When this happens, a younger family member may have to stop in. As Long Island elder law attorney Mark Eghrari explains in this recent Forbes article, the process of assuming control over an elderly relative’s financial situation can be tricky.There are a few key steps that need to be taken when you are in a position where you must take control over the finances of an elderly relative. For example, the necessary steps can … [Read more...] about Long Island Incapacity Planning Attorney Explains How to Start Managing the Finances of an Elderly Relative in this Forbes Article
A Long Island inheritance attorney can provide help to people whose estates will be subject to taxes in New York. If you stand to inherit and you are concerned your inheritance is going to be reduced as a result of estate taxes, we can also provide you with assistance. Mark S. Eghrari & Associates PLLC offers the advice that clients need to make smart choices about asset protection. We know that estate taxes can significantly affect the value of an estate which heirs should be able to … [Read more...] about Who Should Get Help from a Long Island Inheritance Attorney?
What Are Advance Directives for Health Care from Mark Eghrari The creation of a last will or a trust may be the thing that comes to your mind when you think about estate planning. This is part of the equation, but you should adopt a broader perspective if you want to be comprehensively prepared. … [Read more...] about What Are Advance Directives for Health Care
The process of estate planning should ideally be viewed from a comprehensive perspective. There is more to a well constructed estate plan than the creation of a last will or a trust to facilitate postmortem asset transfers.While it is true that you have to address things that will happen after you are gone when you plan your estate, you should also consider the period of time that will precede your passing. Though this is certainly not a very pleasant prospect to consider, you may become … [Read more...] about Don’t Overlook Advance Directives for Health Care
Before we look at the question that serves as the title of this post, we should provide some general information about the value of a power of attorney.Our firm focuses on elder law and estate planning matters. Elder law attorneys help individuals who are preparing for their senior years. In our field, durable powers of attorney are often used to proactively address latter life incapacitation.A surprisingly high percentage of elders become unable to handle all of their own … [Read more...] about Will My Power of Attorney Be Effective After My Death?
The incapacity component is an important thing to address when you are planning your estate. Of course you want to prepare for things that will take place after you are gone, but unfortunately, many people go through a period of decline before they pass away.We have all heard of Alzheimer's disease, but it gets your attention when you find out how widespread it has become during our current era. The Alzheimer's Association is a good source of information about the disease. According to their … [Read more...] about Do You Lose Control When You Create a Power of Attorney?
When you are looking ahead toward your twilight years, you should be pragmatic about possible incapacitation.People are living longer and longer lives, and it is likely that you will live into your eighties if you are fortunate enough to celebrate your 65th birthday. Once you reach an advanced age, incapacitation can enter the picture.Alzheimer's disease alone is enough to get your attention. The Alzheimer's Association does a lot of fantastic work educating the public about this … [Read more...] about Who Handles My Affairs If I Become Incapacitated?
You should think comprehensively when you are devising a plan for aging. Clearly, you want to leave behind a suitable legacy after you are gone. At the same time, you should prepare for the eventualities of aging. This will involve the execution of advance directives for health care.People often become unable to communicate medical decisions during the end of their lives. To account for this, you can state your wishes when you create your incapacity plan.An incapacity plan will include … [Read more...] about What Are Advance Directives for Health Care?