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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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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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NEW CASE LAW UPHOLDS THE ENFORCEABILITY OF A CAREFULLY CRAFTED ADMISSION AGREEMENT AGAINST A THIRD PARTY SIGNATOR

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The enforceability of a nursing facility admission agreement against a third party signator (i.e. signed by a person other than the resident) has been and likely always be, a highly contested issue in any litigation in which a nursing facility is seeking to recover damages for breach of contract. However, a recent Appellate Division, Second […]

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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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All Admission Agreements Are Not Created Equal! How to Ensure Your Admission Agreement Protects Your Facility

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Admission Agreements are the first line of defense in proactively addressing any financial concerns your facility may have in addressing problems with residents’ financial accounts.  Even if your facility has a robust Admission Agreement, it may not include all of the important things that a facility may need it to cover in the event of […]

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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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