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Asset Protection Planning: Preserving Your Assets and Protecting Your Family

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As Published in Long Island Press, longislandpress.com and danspapers.com If you’re like most people, you worked hard all your life, raised a family, and provided a leg-up for your children. But now that you need care, the cost is going to wipe out your family’s assets in short order. Your spouse will be left scraping […]

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Cheryl L. Katz-Erato Selected by State Bar to Chair Important Programs

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Cheryl L. Katz-Erato, a Senior Associate at the Melville-based law firm Cona Elder Law, was selected by the New York State Bar Association to educate our attorney colleagues throughout the state of New York. Ms. Katz-Erato served as Chair and speaker at a two-day NYSBA Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program entitled “Probate and Administration of […]

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Estate Tax Planning: Gifting to Heirs

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As published in the Long Island Press, on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com As the holiday season is upon us and the tax year is coming to a close, it is a good time to consider making tax-advantaged gifts to your loved ones and heirs. There are many ways to do this, which can fit any budget, […]

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4 Holiday Scams to Look Out for This Season

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‘Tis the season of giving, which means it’s time for online shopping, in-store purchases, giveaway contests and charitable donations. Unfortunately, with every credit card swipe, gift card purchase, social media ad clicked or package delivered, there is a chance of a scam or other fraudulent activity. The newest holiday scams on the rise in New […]

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7 Reasons to Create an Estate Plan During the Holidays

For many, the holidays are an opportunity to spend time with friends and family and reflect on the past year. Here are seven reasons why the holiday season is the perfect time to work with an elder law attorney in New York to create your estate plan. 1. You Will Be With Your Loved Ones  […]

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Help NYC’s Homeless: Donate to Cona Elder Law’s Midnight Run Relief Mission

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No one chooses to be homeless. All it takes is a serious turn of events in one’s life: losing a job, a death in the family, escaping an abusive home, substance abuse or illness. People tend to stereotype the homeless, but it reality, it can happen to anyone… On January 29, 2022, Cona Elder Law […]

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Holiday Family Gatherings Are A Time to Assess Older Loved Ones

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Published in The Long Island Press, on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com.  Holiday family gatherings are not just good for catching-up; they are an opportunity to assess your older loved one’s status and needs. Certain clues can reveal a decline in mental or physical abilities. Here are some things to look out for: Physical Appearance and Household […]

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Keeping Families Together Using Elder Law Mediation

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As parents age and require more care, many families face intense conflicts with each other. Fighting between siblings often occurs over how to handle health care needs, living arrangements, asset protection and inheritance issues. Disputes often stem from something far deeper, such as a lengthy history of sibling rivalry. Mediation can help the siblings sort […]

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Cona Elder Law Employees Recognized by Long Island Business News

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Michele Crawford, Jesika Kalika, Marcus O’Toole-Gelo, and Julie Wyetzner Honored by Leading Regional Business Publication Jennifer Cona, founder and managing partner of Cona Elder Law, announced today that four members of her team have been recognized for their 2021 achievements by Long Island Business News. Those being honored include: Michele Crawford, a paralegal who earned […]

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2021 Estate Tax Proposals

New federal tax legislation is on the horizon, with significant changes for estate and gift taxes. President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan, currently wending its way through Congress, proposes to drastically cut the estate and gift tax exemption and make estate and gift tax planning much more difficult. The estate tax is a one-time tax […]

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