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April 2010

How Changes in the Federal Estate Tax Could Affect You

Complimentary Seminars
May 12, 2010
Poughkeepsie, New York
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Complimentary Transition Planning Workshop

May 20, 2010
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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6:35 PM, tune into radio station
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In the News...
  Issues relating to elder law, estate planning, special needs planning and special education advocacy are regularly featured in the media. Here are examples of recent coverage...

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Reception to Celebrate New
Dutchess County Office

May 6, 2010
5:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Reception
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New Law Permits Health Decisions
by Surrogate

A new law gives families greater flexibility to make health decisions for incapacitated loved ones. (Click here to read more)

18, 19, 21 Candles on that Cake

As a child with disabilities approaches legal adulthood, families face myriad legal and lifestyle decisions.(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. Here are some suggestions for avoiding family conflict.(Click here to read more)

Student Suspensions
: Know Your Rights
It's important to know your child's rights when faced with school disciplinary measures.(Click here to read more)

What Is a Trust Protector?
Appointing a trust protector can ensure flexibility in the event of changes in the law or personal circumstances. It can also be a means of resolving disputes.
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Joan Munn: Law as a Fourth Career

Littman Krooks paralegal Joan Munn's career path demonstrates her wide-ranging interests and skills.(Click here to read more)

Community Outreach

Littman Krooks attorneys are regularly in the community, supporting nonprofits and speaking on issues of interest in the areas of elder law, estate planning, special needs planning and special education advocacy.

Amy C. O'Hara attended the Special Needs Alliance 2010 Spring Meeting and Bootcamp.

Harriet P. Schleifer, Amy  C. O'Hara, Lauren I. Mechaly, and Kyan Mama attended the Transition Linkage Fair, sponsored by Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc.

Elizabeth Valentin spoke on elder law and estate planning at the "Caregivers Need Caring, Too" R&R Fair, sponsored by Peachtree Chapter 4997 of the AARP.

Terry Devens and Melissa Hayn will attend the Autism Walk and Expo of the Hudson Valley on April 25.

Adrienne J. Arkontaky will speak at a guardianship and special needs planning workshop hosted by Putnam ARC on May 12.

Vincent P. Mancino will speak about "Wills, Powers of Attorney and Other Advance Directives" at the Promenade at Tuxedo Place on May 12.
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Ellyn S. Kravitz will speak on special needs trusts at Cardinal McCloskey Services on May 18.

Adrienne J. Arkontaky will speak on guardianship at Synergia's Metropolitan Parent Center on May 27.

Bernard A. Krooks will participate in a webinar entitled "Medicaid Trusts: What's Your Basis?" The event will be hosted by on June 16.

As a service to our clients and the many community organizations that serve them, Littman Krooks regularly publicizes local events on our website calendar. Click here for more information

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