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Can You Trust Your Trust?

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Published in the Long Island Press, longislandpress.com, and danspapers.com. There are many kinds of trusts, each with a different purpose, such as asset protection, minimizing estate taxes, and avoiding probate. If your objective is asset protection and Medicaid planning, it is imperative that you have your trust reviewed by an elder law attorney to ensure […]

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Main Street Code 9-9-22

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Hofstra Law Announces Cona Elder Law Annual Scholarship

Cona Elder Law is proud to announce the establishment of our annual Cona Elder Law Scholarship to be awarded to a 2L student at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, with an interest in pursuing a career in Elder Law. We have been successfully recruiting talent from Hofstra Law School for […]

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Invoking Fear From The Grave: An Introduction To In Terrorem Clauses

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By Cheryl Katz-Erato As a Surrogate’s Court litigation attorney, one of the first things to look for when analyzing a decedent’s will offered or to be offered for probate is if an in terrorem clause (colloquially known as a “no-contest clause”) has been included in the instrument.  In general, an in terrorem clause provides that […]

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The Legal Nuances of SCPA Article 17-A Guardianships

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As published in the NYSBA Elder and Special Needs Law Journal | 2022 | Vol. 32 | No. 2 Many parents of children with developmental disabilities[i] or intellectual disabilities[ii] spend years working to ensure that their children receive the best resources and services available to them. Their tireless advocacy likely began in their earliest days […]

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Cheryl Katz-Erato Recognized in LIBN’s WHO’s WHO: Women in Professional Services

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Professional women explain new developments 2022 has brought to their industry. In 2020, during the height of COVID-19, the then-Governor issued Executive Order 202.14 which modified NYS law to enable Wills to be signed remotely.  This modification was welcomed as it enabled estate attorneys to change their strict in-person practices to adapt to COVID. However, in […]

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New Port Jefferson Office for Cona Elder Law of Melville

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Attorneys Serving Seniors, Their Family Members and People with Special Needs (Melville/Port Jefferson, NY, August 16, 2022) – Cona Elder Law, the award-winning Melville-based firm focused on elder law, estate planning, estate administration, special needs and health care law, announced the opening of its new office in Port Jefferson at 41 North Country Road, across […]

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THE DANGERS OF REFERRING YOUR FACILITY’S MEDICAID APPLICATIONS TO A MEDICAID CONSULTANT

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A case study in “good things aren’t cheap and cheap things aren’t good” It seems like everyday there’s a new “Medicaid Consultant” advertising in the local paper, on-line or soliciting at nursing homes. But here’s the problem with these agencies: they’re not attorneys. We all know that the Medicaid Program, especially Institutional a/k/a “nursing home” […]

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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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