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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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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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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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