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5 Types of Trusts in New York

A comprehensive estate plan allows you and your family to feel financially secure and confident. A trust is the most important document at the foundation of that plan. An asset protection plan allows a family to rest assured that not all assets will be spent down on the cost of long-term health care. A trust […]

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Grounds for Contesting a Will in New York

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When an individual passes away with a Last Will and Testament, the Will is submitted to the  Surrogate’s Court for a probate proceeding. This court proceeding results in the Surrogate (the judge) determining if the Will is valid.  If the Will is valid, it is considered “admitted to probate” by the Court and the terms […]

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Health Care Proxy vs. Living Will: What’s the Difference?

Health Care Proxies and Living Wills are related, but separate, legal documents. These important documents allow you to keep control of key health care decisions by making arrangements in advance and appointing trusted agents to assist you in the future. These essential estate planning documents allow you to designate a medical decision-maker and provide them […]

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Top 10 Questions to Ask an Elder Law Attorney

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1. What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do? Elder Law is a specialized field of law that addresses the unique legal issues affecting older adults as they age.  Elder Law encompasses estate planning, asset protection, special needs planning, Medicaid planning and applications, probate and estate administration, guardianship proceedings, and, at Cona Elder law, estate litigation. […]

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Long Island Business News Who's Who 2021

WHO’s WHO: Healthcare Law

Published in Long Island Business News Special Section June 2021 Jennifer B. Cona is the founder and managing partner of Cona Elder Law PLLC in Melville. In practice for more than two de-cades, Cona Elder Law offers unsurpassed advocacy in health-care reimbursement and recovery, elder law, litigation and col-lections. Representing over 200 skilled nursing facilities, […]

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The New Power of Attorney: What You Need to Know for June 13th

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As published on Longisland.com and Danspapers.com As we reflect on the lessons learned during the pandemic, one thing is certain: the unexpected and unthinkable can happen to any one of us at any time. Peopleof all ages are rushing to get their estate planning affairs in order. A Power of Attorney is a critical legal […]

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Jennifer Cona recognized as 2021 Most Powerful Women on Long Island

Jennifer Cona Recognized in 2021 Most Powerful Women on Long Island

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Long Island’s Most Powerful Women are Profiled on How Their Influence has Greatly Impacted the Long Island Community in a Profound Way Jennifer B. Cona is the founder and managing partner of Cona Elder Law PLLC, an award-winning Elder Law, Trusts and Estates and Health Care law firm in Melville. She is among Long Island’s […]

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Estate Planning for Your Pets: Arranging for the Care of Your Beloved Pets After Your Become Incapacitated or Pass

Like countless pet owners, you may be deeply concerned about the welfare of your pets after you pass away or distressed about your pet’s care should you become incapacitated or require care in a healthcare facility. Like your other loved ones, you can provide for your pets with proper estate planning. Pet Trusts A Pet […]

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Effective June 13, 2021, the Power of Attorney you sign must be this new legal document

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Changes to the Power of Attorney document: The Statutory Gifts Rider has been eliminated Gifting will now be permitted by your Agent up to $5,000 Two witnesses and a notary are required to execute the Power of Attorney; the notary can be one of the witnesses Third parties, such as […]

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Cona Elder Law Elevates Two Attorneys

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Marcus O’Toole-Gelo and Diana Choy-Shan Named Partners Melville, NY, May 11, 2021 – Cona Elder Law announced that Marcus O’Toole-Gelo and Diana Choy-Shan have each become partners in the firm. The moves were the latest in the continuing growth of the Melville-based elder law, trusts and estates and health care law firm. “Diana and Marcus […]

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