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Aaron Carter

Aaron Carter’s Death Emphasizes the Importance of Having a Will

At the age of 34, Aaron Carter, musician and teenage heartthrob of the 1990s, has reportedly passed away without a Will. What does this mean for his loved ones and family members, including his brother, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter? He is survived by a fiancée, but not a surviving spouse. What inheritance rights, if any, […]

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Avoiding Evictions in Your Assisted Living Facility

No matter how diligently you vet a prospective resident, there are going to be times when your facility gets stuck with a resident, or a resident’s family, who doesn’t pay the bill. Most Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) think that the only recourse is to initiate eviction proceedings. Before COVID, your typical eviction proceeding would drag […]

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Veteran’s Benefits: What You Need to Know

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Many veterans don’t realize that they may be eligible for additional benefits from the Veterans Administration. The Veterans Administration offers many types of benefits, from service connected benefits to low-income pension benefits. Service Connected Benefits A Veteran may be entitled to compensation as a result of a service-connected disability.  Compensation is paid to a service […]

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The Takeaway From CFPB & CMS’ September 8, 2022 “Notification Letter”

It seems like every Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) reacted differently to The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) joint “Notification Letter”. Some SNFs simply shrugged it off, thinking that it was pure puffery on the Feds part while others, and I believe rightfully so, read the “Notification […]

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Asset Protection Planning

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A healthcare crisis can happen at any time, to any of us. As we take time to focus on our health care and reflect on the unthinkable, such as breast cancer or Alzheimer’s diagnosis for ourselves or someone we love, it’s time to address asset protection planning. What is Asset Protection Planning?  Asset protection planning […]

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The Smart Way to Appeal a Foolish Fair Hearing Decision

We’ve all read Fair Hearing Decisions and wondered whether the Administrative Law Judge and Commissioner’s Designee deciding the hearing actually knows the law. I recently had a decision come across my desk where the Department of Health concluded that the skilled nursing facility had no standing to file an application on behalf of a deceased […]

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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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