November 2010

'New' Dementia Unknown to Doctors
Lewy body dementia affects 1.3 million people.

Dear Grandpa and Grandma...
Holiday gift-giving to a child with special needs.
Reviewing Your Medicare Plan
This year's review has added importance due to the new health care law.
Protections for Children with Autism Under the Law
It is important for parents to know their children's educational rights.
Social Security May Put Lid on "Do-Over"
The government may close a loophole relating to early claiming of benefits.
Margaret Vogt Leads Special Education Panel
New York's Commissioner's Advisory Panel for Special Education Services counsels officials on the needs of children with disabilities.
Prevent Your Power of Attorney from Being Ignored

How to get financial institutions to recognize your agent.

Paralegal Melissa Hayn
Littman Krooks professional finds client work fulfilling.
Community Outreach

Harriet P. Schleifer, Esq., presented "Parents for Parents: Navigating the System and Knowing Your Rights at District Meetings" at the Rosenthal JCC, Pleasantville, New York, on November 4.


Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq., will discuss advocating for the educational rights of children with special needs on "As Your Are" at 9:00 p.m., December 1, on LMC-TV (Cablevision Channel 75 - Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Rye Neck, New York; Verizon Fios Channel 36 - Port Chester to New Rochelle, New York). The show will be repeated for 30 days on Thursdays at 3:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m.


Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., will speak on "Elder Law and Estate Planning-Oil and Vinegar?" on November 18 at the National Association of Estate Planners and Council's 47th Annual Conference and Council Leadership Day in San Diego.


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"Raising Cash from the Less Usual Places," New York Times.

"Elder, Special Needs Law about Planning, Family," Westchester County Business Journal.

"Estate Planning in an Uncertain Economy," Westchester County Business Journal.


"Lawyers Advise Clients of Roth IRA Conversion Deadline,"

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