In commemoration of the 9/11 ten year anniversary, Cona Elder Law (Cona Elder Law), estate planning and elder law firm based in Melville, is offering free estate plans for surviving family members. Under this program, spouses, parents and adult children will be eligible for free counseling and estate plans, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and Living Wills through the end of the year.
The attorneys at Cona Elder Law will arrange a private consultation with families of 9/11 victims and draft appropriate estate planning documents. In addition, they will advise on what should be included based on the individual’s own situation. To schedule an appointment, contact Christina Pecoraro at 631-390-5000 and mention the free 9/11 program.
“This is one way that we can give back, remember and honor those who tragically lost their lives on this dark day in our country’s history,” explains Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner of Cona Elder Law. “It also serves to underscore the importance of estate planning. Since life is unpredictable, the best we can do is to be prepared, plan ahead and take the time to put our financial and health affairs in order.”
Estate documents are important when any unforeseen event or crisis occurs, such as a disability, illness, injury or death. For those who don’t have these documents prepared ahead of time, whether they are married, single, wealthy or with limited assets, they will be faced with such issues as longer probate process, inability to make health care decisions for those who are ill or injured as well as problems handling the finances for someone who is incapacitated.
Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island. The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others. Cona Elder Law attorneys are frequent contributors to Newsday’s Act II “Ask the Expert” column and have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, News 55, Channel 21 "Act II With Newsday" and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM and WFAN.