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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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Power Women

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Jennifer Cona spoke with Victoria Schneps, the host of  Power Women! Jennifer B. Cona, Founder and Managing Partner of Cona Elder Law

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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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The Difference Between Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys

As published in the Long Island Press, on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com.  Elder Law is a very specific field of law. Almost all Elder Law attorneys practice Estate Planning but most Estate Planning Attorneys DO NOT practice Elder Law. Elder Law and Estate Planning go hand-in-hand. Both are focused on planning ahead and maintaining decision-making and […]

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Senior Dreams Come True™️ Grants Wish for Local Grandmother

Following the death of her daughter, Donna B., a low-income senior citizen, stepped in to care for her grandson despite a serious lack of resources. Recently, her burden was lessened a bit when provided with a brand new, desperately needed refrigerator. Cona Elder Law partnered with the Family Service League to “Adopt a Senior” as […]

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New York Moves Ahead With Recreational Legalization of Marijuana and Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

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Though New York passed the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) on March 31, 2021, the state has since been slow to develop and share its plan to roll out the legalization of recreational marijuana and expansion of the medical marijuana program called for under the MRTA. On October 5, 2021, the first public meeting […]

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