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Medicaid Home Care Changes on the Way

On or after November 8, 2021, new regulations governing Medicaid home care benefits, including Personal Care Services and Consumer Directed Personal Care Services, will go into effect. Significant changes to benefits include: Routine assessments for home care services are reduced from every 6 months to once a year. A physician’s order is no longer required […]

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Why Hire An Elder Law Attorney

If you are concerned with the health and financial welfare of an older adult in your life, you need to hire an Elder Law Attorney. Elder Law is a very specialized area of law that focuses on the legal needs of older adults. It encompasses key issues facing adults as they age, such as long-term […]

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Grounds for Contesting a Will in New York

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When an individual passes away with a Last Will and Testament, the Will is submitted to the  Surrogate’s Court for a probate proceeding. This court proceeding results in the Surrogate (the judge) determining if the Will is valid.  If the Will is valid, it is considered “admitted to probate” by the Court and the terms […]

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Jennifer Cona is recognized in Long Island Business News as Who's Who 2021 Women in Professional Services

Jennifer Cona Recognized in Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services

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Jennifer B. Cona is the founder and managing partner of Cona Elder Law.  Ms. Cona’s practice focuses on asset protection, Medicaid planning, estate planning, probate and estate administration, estate litigation, special needs planning and guardianships.  Ms. Cona also heads up the firm’s Health Care Reimbursement and Recovery practice group.  Under Ms. Cona’s guidance, the firm […]

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Top 10 Questions to Ask an Elder Law Attorney

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1. What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do? Elder Law is a specialized field of law that addresses the unique legal issues affecting older adults as they age.  Elder Law encompasses estate planning, asset protection, special needs planning, Medicaid planning and applications, probate and estate administration, guardianship proceedings, and, at Cona Elder law, estate litigation. […]

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Jennifer B. Cona recognized by Best Lawyers in 2022

Jennifer Cona Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

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Jennifer Cona Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 for Elder Law & Health Care Law As the Founder and Managing Partner of Cona Elder Law Jennifer Cona not only efficiently manages the firm but continually seeks to grow and evolve the law firm through creative lawyering, powerful leadership and progressive initiatives. Ms. Cona is recognized as a pioneer […]

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Irrevocable or Revocable: Which Trust Is Right For You?

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As published in Long Island Press, on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com. All trusts are not created equally; there are many different types used for a variety of purposes. Two common types of trusts in estate and asset protection planning are revocable and irrevocable trusts. A revocable trust is a trust where you, the trust creator, reserve […]

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Suozzi’s WISH Act a Good Start; More is Needed

Opinion by Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. as published in Long Island Business News U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) introduced federal legislation last week that provides for the creation of a federal long-term care insurance trust fund to help pay for our aging population’s long term health care needs at home. This is smart policy […]

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COVID Wake-up Call: Young Families Realize the Importance of Estate Planning

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As published in Long Island Press, on longislandpress.com and danspapers.com.  Jill’s husband Rob fell critically ill with Covid and was on a ventilator. They did not have wills, and by the time they sought to have a will drafted for Rob, he passed away before it was signed. The laws of intestacy controlled the distribution […]

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Long Island Business News Who's Who 2021

WHO’s WHO: Healthcare Law

Published in Long Island Business News Special Section June 2021 Jennifer B. Cona is the founder and managing partner of Cona Elder Law PLLC in Melville. In practice for more than two de-cades, Cona Elder Law offers unsurpassed advocacy in health-care reimbursement and recovery, elder law, litigation and col-lections. Representing over 200 skilled nursing facilities, […]

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