August 2010

Tips for transitioning from summer to the school year.
Online Legal Documents Company Sued
LegalZoom is being sued for deceptive practices and practicing law without a license.
Nursing Home Residents Have Rights!
Federal law protects the rights of nursing home residents.
When Persons Living with Disabilities Marry
It's important to review the effects of combined income and assets on public benefits.
Health Reform Law's Pre-Existing Condition Plan Kicks In
A new plan offers coverage to previously uninsurable individuals.
Costs of Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-term care insurance may be more affordable than you thought.
Community Outreach

Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq., will conduct a CLE (Continuing Legal Education) session on special needs and special education planning in Poughkeepsie, NY, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on  September 22.

Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., will present "Elder Law/Special Needs Planning: Case Studies" at the 30th Annual Bud Rosner Memorial Long Island Estate, Tax & Financial Planning Conference in Woodbury, NY, from 2:10 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 27.

Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq.,  will speak at a  MetLife Special Needs Planning Workshop in Rye Brook, NY, from 10:00 a.m. to noon on September 23.

Vincent P. Mancino, Esq., will speak on "Advance Directives and Ensuring that Your Health Care Wishes Are Carried Out Correctly" at Senior Law Day in Poughkeepsie, NY, on September 14.

Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq.,  will speak on "Lifetime Planning for People with Disabilities: Legal, Financial and Health-Related Matters," and Harriet P. Schleifer, Esq., will speak on "Transition Planning" at the 2nd Annual NEREG Conference on Epilepsy in Mahwah, NJ, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 2.

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In the News

These are examples of recent media coverage that may interest you.

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"What to Know if You Are the Boss of a Caregiver," The Wall Street Journal

"Your Special Needs Trust Explained,"  SNA Voice

"I need a simple will. Really, I mean it," Niche News

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