Guardianship Process in New York from Saul Kobrick Americans are living longer; however, the longer an elderly family member or loved one lives, the greater the chance that he or she will suffer from some form of age-related dementia. Learn more about guardianship process in New York in this presentation. … [Read more...] about Guardianship Process in New York
Did you know that a survey from 2011 showed most seniors and family members had put off estate planning because they were overwhelmed with the various legal terms? It’s human nature; we tend to avoid those things we don’t quite understand. Proof of that was revealed recently when my sweet husband kept “forgetting” to pick up baking powder at the grocery store. When he finally owned up to it and said he’d found baking powder and baking soda, instead of a quick text to me, he just opted to … [Read more...] about Power of Attorney and Guardianship: Differentiating the Two
Most of us have a “plan B” of sorts when it comes to our little ones. We've likely discussed who we would want to raise our children should the untimely death of both parents occur. It's not the most pleasant of conversations, but one that's absolutely crucial. Once it's past the quiet talk between mom and dad, the legalities enter into the mix and while it seems as though it should be rather straightforward, there are those mandatory dynamics that play into any law. Because many of our clients … [Read more...] about What is Nomination of a Guardian in New York?
Life is full of surprises. Unfortunately, not all of them are good. We never know when injury, illness or even death might occur and these unexpected events leave our loved ones to deal with the aftermath. This can be even more difficult when those loved ones are minor children, as they’ll need someone to care for them in your absence. Fortunately, there are things you can do now to ensure that your children are well cared for, even after you’re gone. An estate plan includes documents that can … [Read more...] about Protect Your Children – Create An Estate Plan
If you’ve been named guardian to someone who is mentally incapacitated, there are several things you are now responsible for. Here’s just a few of the tasks that a guardian is expected to oversee: Paying Bills and Tax Returns The guardian is responsible for taking of all personal bills and filing any tax returns that are due. This includes medical bills, credit card bills and of course, basics such as mortgage payments and utilities. "Taxes" includes both federal income tax returns as well as … [Read more...] about Elder Law: What Are the Duties of a Guardian?