The Appointment of an Executor in the Process of Probate

In American probate law, there is an executor appointed to administer the assets of a person that has passed away. Often they are referred to as a legal personal representative or personal representative of the deceased person. In cases where the person did not appoint an executor to their estate and where there was, instead,… Continue reading The Appointment of an Executor in the Process of Probate

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Elder Law Attorneys Can Help Navigate Senior Issues

Elder law attorneys assist older or disabled clients with legal issues specific to their stage in life. They help navigate complicated healthcare issues, long-term care options, retirement, estate planning, and much more. While a general practice lawyer may have some knowledge of seniors needs, an experienced and compassionate elder law attorney is the most reliable… Continue reading Elder Law Attorneys Can Help Navigate Senior Issues

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When To Contact A Social Security Disability Attorney

People who are unable to work because of a physical or mental impairment can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. If accepted, the disabled individual will receive monthly payments from the government. Standards are quite high, however, and about 70 percent of initial claims for support are denied. In the overwhelming majority of… Continue reading When To Contact A Social Security Disability Attorney

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Article 81 Guardianships in New York

Introduction to Article 81 Guardianship[1] is the court proceeding by which one person (the guardian) is appointed to make decisions for another person (the ward) regarding personal, medical, and/or financial matters. In New York, the governing law is Article 81 of the New York Mental Hygiene Law (MHL), entitled “Proceedings for the Appointment of a… Continue reading Article 81 Guardianships in New York

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(UPL) Unlicensed Practice of Law in Medicaid Planning As of 2015

While personally opposed to the recent Florida Supreme Court decision regarding the Unlicensed Practice of Law in “Medicaid Planning”, for disclosure purposes, I must admit serious biases which in part are: The company I own has carried out many of these functions for years, always following or exceeding the current Florida Bar rules at the… Continue reading (UPL) Unlicensed Practice of Law in Medicaid Planning As of 2015

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