Elder Law Bulletin
August 2009
Littman Krooks LLP
New York City  White Plains  Fishkill
Dear Friends,
We have sent you this e-newsletter to keep you updated on the very latest in elder law news. Littman Krooks LLP is a law firm dedicated to serving the needs of seniors and those with special needs.
Check out our blog (www.littmankrooks.com/elder-law), for insights from elder law authority Bernard A. Krooks and to get the latest information on elder law, estate planning and Medicaid planning. You can also post questions and comments. If you are interested in  having a topic appear on the blog, email your ideas to [email protected].
As always, your feedback concerning this newsletter is important to us. You may contact us at [email protected].

2009 Long-Term Care Insurance Prices Rise Slightly, Range Widely

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 A 55-year-old individual considering a basic level of long-term care insurance protection -- a $100 daily benefit and three years of coverage -- can expect to pay $723 a year if married or $1,060 if single, according to the 2009 Long-Term Care Insurance Price Index. Click here to read more.

Don't Leave Children Unequal Shares by Mistake

Siblings do not always receive equal shares of a parent's estate. Sometimes the inequality is intentional and sometimes it is accidental. In either case, it is important to take care to avoid unintentional consequences. Click here to read more

Useful Calculators Available on the Web
The Web has spawned many miracles, and one of them is the creation of online calculators that can give consumers answers to complex questions in seconds based on their specific circumstances. Click here to read more

Getting Cash from a Life Insurance Policy If You Are Terminally Ill

Unfortunately, the diagnosis of a terminal illness often comes with many expenses. If you need money to pay for your medical care or comfort, you may be able to use your life insurance policy to get some immediate cash. Click here to read more
About Our Law Firm
Littman Krooks LLP offers legal services in several areas of law, including elder law, special needs planning, special education advocacy, trusts and estates, guardianship, estate and tax planning, estate administration/probate, Medicaid, public benefits and corporate and securities.  Our offices are located at:
655 Third Avenue,  New York, New York 10017
399 Knollwood Road, White Plains, New York 10603 
21 Old Main Street, Fishkill, New York 12524
For more information about Littman Krooks LLP, visit our website at www.littmankrooks.com
In This Issue
Long-Term Care Insurance Pricing Study
Don't Leave Children Unequal Shares by Mistake
Useful Calculators on the Web
Getting Cash from Life Insurance Policy If You Are Terminally Ill
Attorney Spotlight
Dina B. Cohen is an attorney whose practice areas focus on elder law, Medicaid, special education advocacy, estate planning and guardianship. Dina received her Juris Doctor from New York Law School and received her Bachelor of Science from University of Buffalo. To find out more about Dina or any of our other attorneys, please visit our website at www.littmankrooks.com.
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