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Here are some tips for avoiding family conflict and uncertainty.
Having a parent move in is a big adjustment for everyone.
Extended School Year Services
Students with special needs may be eligible for Extended School Year services, which seek to avoid a decline in their skills during the months when school is not in session.
Make Sure Your Life Insurance Policy Doesn't Affect Your Estate Taxes
Although your iife insurance policy may pass to your heirs income tax-free, it can affect your estate tax.
Signing the Social Security Application
Who can sign Social Security paperwork when the applicant is unable to do so?
Teacher Evaluations to be Tied to Test Scores
Newly signed legislation has significantly altered the process for evaluating public school classroom teachers and building principals by including consideration of student test scores.
Circles of Care: How to Set Up
Quality Home Care for Our Elders

Here are some tips for providing quality care for seniors in their own homes.
State Publishes New York-Specific Special Education Regulations
The New York State Education Department has published a list of state policies and regulations relating to students with disabilities that differ from requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or other federal regulations. The list covers situations on which federal statutes are silent, as well as those in which New York State surpasses federal requirements.  This information is critical for anyone advocating for children with disabilities in New York's public school system.  Click here for details.

Community Outreach

Littman Krooks is regularly in the community, supporting nonprofits and speaking on issues of interest.

Adrienne J. Arkontaky and Amy C. O'Hara spoke to the Port Chester-Rye Bar Association concerning special needs trusts and special education law.

Nicole Garcia, Margaret Vogt, and Harriet P. Schleifer attended Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Purchase, New York.

Adrienne J. Arkontaky will speak about special education law to New Directions Youth and Family Services on July 20.

Bernard A. Krooks will speak about elder law at the Tax Planning for Individuals Conference at the New York Helmsley Hotel on July 28.

As a service to our clients and the many community organizations that serve them, Littman Krooks regularly publicizes local events on our website calendar. Know of an event we should list?  Contact us at info@littmankrooks.com.

In the News

Issues relating to elder law, estate planning, veterans' benefits, special needs planning, and special education advocacy are regularly featured in the media.  Here are examples of recent coverage ....

"It Can Happen to You," Preserving Your Memory

"10 Tips for Parents of Special Needs Children"  Forbes.com

Adrienne J. Arkontaky's recent Journal News coverage was cited in the Duane Morris Alumni News.

"The Family Business: Passing the Baton," Westchester County Business Journal  

 Click here for other articles that may be of interest to you.

Pleased to Announce

Bernard A. Krooks
has been elected president of the
Estate Planning Council of Westchester County.
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Bernie the Attorney Now Available on iTunes
Our spring season has come to an end, but you can still listen to Bernie's interviews with authorities in the fields of elder law, estate planning, veterans' benefits, special needs planning, and special education advocacy. The show is now featured on iTunes, as well as on our websites. New programming will begin in September.
Corporate and Securities
Littman Krooks LLP also serves clients in the areas of corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions. For more information, click here.

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Check out our blogs, which address timely topics in the areas of elder law, estate planning, veterans' benefits, special needs planning, and special education advocacy.

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Estate Planning Blog
Elder Law Blog

We want to hear your opinions! Post questions and comments and join the conversation. If you have ideas for blog topics, email us at info@littmankrooks.com

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