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Shannon Quinn Named to LIBN’s 30 Under 30 List

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Cona Elder Law Marketing Manager and Shannon Quinn named to Long Island Business News‘ 30 Under 30 list. The Long Island Business News 30 Under 30 Awards honor the bright and dynamic young professionals who are under the age of 30, who contribute to the Long Island community through public service and who have made […]

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Health Care Proxy: A Must for College Age Children

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As published in the Long Island Press, on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com Imagine this scenario: You are the parent of a college student. Your telephone rings one evening and on the other end is your child’s roommate telling you that your child was just rushed to the emergency room. You call the hospital for information and identify […]

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Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Long Island Trust and Estate Attorney

1. What Do I Do After a Loved One Passes Away? After the death of a loved one, managing the seemingly countless number of tasks involved when you are the Executor or Administrator of the Estate can be overwhelming and challenging — to say the least. We help our clients and their families by breaking […]

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Cona Elder Law Expands Special Needs Practice Area; Patricia A. Craig Esq. Joins Melville Firm

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Melville, NY, June 28, 2022 – Cona Elder Law, the Melville based firm concentrating on elder law, estate planning, estate administration, and health care law, announced an expansion of its Special Needs Practice Group with the addition of Patricia A. Craig as an Associate Attorney. Ms. Craig’s practice will focus on special needs planning, guardianships […]

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What is the Difference Between a Will and Living Will?

Legal terms and legal document names can often be confusing. You might think that a Will and a Living Will, both having “Will” in the name, would be similar, but they are quite different. Understanding the difference between them illustrates the importance of having a comprehensive set of estate planning documents in place. What is […]

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Top 5 Probate and Estate Administration Mistakes

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As published in Long Island Press and on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com Estate administration is part of the ordinary course of handling the affairs of a deceased loved one. But beware: there are traps for the unwary. Some problems can be avoided by proper planning, others by good practices during the estate administration process. 1. Internet […]

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Medicaid Home Care Coordination Services

As published in the Long Island Press, on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com Alice needed a home health care aide for some time before she finally allowed her daughter Susan to take charge. Susan spent months securing all the financial documentation to prove her mother’s financial eligibility for Medicaid benefits. What a relief to receive that acceptance […]

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PLAN NOW: NEW MEDICAID HOME CARE LOOK BACK RULES TAKE EFFECT 10/1/22

Early planning for Medicaid Home Care benefits is now more important than ever. After much delay and anticipation, new Medicaid Home Care rules are slated to take effect on October 1, 2022. As such, there will be a 30 month look-back period and penalty period for all asset transfers during that time period. Currently, there […]

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Spring Cleaning: Time to Review Your Estate Plan

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As published in the Long Island Press, on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com. Spring is a great time to review your estate plan. Here is a checklist to help you review your estate planning documents. Check the Last Time You Updated Your Estate Plan An estate plan should be periodically reviewed to make sure it is up […]

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