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Jennifer Cona recognized as 2021 Most Powerful Women on Long Island

Jennifer Cona Recognized in 2021 Most Powerful Women on Long Island

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Long Island’s Most Powerful Women are Profiled on How Their Influence has Greatly Impacted the Long Island Community in a Profound Way Jennifer B. Cona is the founder and managing partner of Cona Elder Law PLLC, an award-winning Elder Law, Trusts and Estates and Health Care law firm in Melville. She is among Long Island’s […]

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Estate Planning for Your Pets: Arranging for the Care of Your Beloved Pets After Your Become Incapacitated or Pass

Like countless pet owners, you may be deeply concerned about the welfare of your pets after you pass away or distressed about your pet’s care should you become incapacitated or require care in a healthcare facility. Like your other loved ones, you can provide for your pets with proper estate planning. Pet Trusts A Pet […]

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Effective June 13, 2021, the Power of Attorney you sign must be this new legal document

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Changes to the Power of Attorney document: The Statutory Gifts Rider has been eliminated Gifting will now be permitted by your Agent up to $5,000 Two witnesses and a notary are required to execute the Power of Attorney; the notary can be one of the witnesses Third parties, such as […]

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Cona Elder Law Elevates Two Attorneys

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Marcus O’Toole-Gelo and Diana Choy-Shan Named Partners Melville, NY, May 11, 2021 – Cona Elder Law announced that Marcus O’Toole-Gelo and Diana Choy-Shan have each become partners in the firm. The moves were the latest in the continuing growth of the Melville-based elder law, trusts and estates and health care law firm. “Diana and Marcus […]

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Cona Elder Law partners with CCDBT on zoom together for mental health awareness month

Cona Elder Law Partners with CCDBT for Mental Health Awareness Month

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Published in Long Island Business News by Julianne Mosher Melville-based Cona Elder law is partnering this month with the Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CCDBT) in Lake Success. Together the two developed a customized program offering support to all of the firm’s 30 employees, creating a forward-thinking program tailored to the issues facing […]

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New Medicaid Law: Call for Early Asset Protection Planning

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Published by Schneps Media on Longislandpress.com and Danspapers.com Susan and Jim worked hard their entire lives to create a comfortable nest egg that would last throughout retirement and allow them to leave an inheritance for their children and grandchildren. They were well-off but knew that the costs of long-term care, averaging close to $20,000/ month […]

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Senior Scams are on the Rise: Tips to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Online scams targeting seniors have existed for as long as seniors have been going online. The newest scams rely on victims’ familiarity with legitimate services.Newsday recently reported a Geek Squad email scam that targeted one senior in particular. Diane Belz, 68, had no reason to be suspicious when she opened an email claiming to be from Best […]

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Legislature simplifies the power of attorney process

Published in Long Island Business News by Julianne Mosher Back in December, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed new legislation, making significant changes to the power of attorney statute. The changes revised, and essentially simplified, the old form and replaced it with one that is easier to understand. But the changes also offer an opportunity for people […]

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Estate Taxes Coming Soon: Are You Ready?

The Biden Administration is preparing to make sweeping changes to our taxes in order to pay for infrastructure projects. The estate and gift tax laws are currently on the chopping block. Many families were not concerned with estate tax planning in recent years with the $11 Million exemption (even more when adjusted for inflation). However, current […]

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Estate Planning at Every Age: You’re Never Too Young or Too Old to Plan

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Published by Schneps Media on Longislandpress.com and Danspapers.com  Estate planning is important at every age. The type of planning required is different across the generations, such as during the earning and accumulating years, during the planning years in which a family is growing, and during the protecting years as a person approaches retirement and beyond. […]

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