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Joel Krooks

Joel Krooks, Esq. is an attorney admitted in the state of New York. He focuses his practice on Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Estate Administration.

Prior to joining Littman Krooks, LLP, Mr. Krooks worked as an Estate Administrator at Fiduciary Trust Company International handling matters for high net worth individuals. He assisted in all phases of the administration of complex estates and terminating trusts. Mr. Krooks is a member of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section, Trust and Estates Section and Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Krooks received his Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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The Benefits of Working With a Financial Planner

Littman Krooks attorney Joel Krooks, Esq., and his co-hosts, Neal Siena, Financial Planning Specialist and Jak Cukaj CFP®, ChFC®, APMA®, Quantum View Wealth Advisory Practice, will discuss the benefits of comprehensive financial planning, including retirement, college education savings, tax and insurance planning and estate planning.

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New SEC Rules to Protect Against the Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens

By Joel Krooks, Esq. Sadly, the financial exploitation of senior citizens is a growing problem in the United States. As a result of the growing…

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The Realities of Health Care Advance Directives

By Joel Krooks, Esq. Recently, the Uniform Law Commission formed a new committee to review the Uniform Health Care Decisions Act (UHCDA). Although, New York…

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Potential Litigation Under the General Obligations Law

By Joel Krooks, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP A Power of Attorney is a very powerful legal document that allows a person (referred to as a…

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The Benefits of a Credit Shelter Trust

By Joel Krooks, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In 2021, the New York estate tax exemption amount is $5,930,000. If an individual has over $5,930,000 of…

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The Pitfalls of an Online Will

By Joel Krooks, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Many companies currently provide people with the opportunity to create a Last Will and Testament and other various…

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The Five Responsibilities of an Executor

By Joel Krooks, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Estate Administration can be a very long and difficult process. It is important to choose the right person…