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Deciding How to Leave Money to Others

Medicaid Allowance

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney You have finally gotten around to focusing on your estate planning and have taken that first step by contacting an estate planning lawyer.  Now you have to decide who gets what (or does not get) upon your demise.  These are difficult decisions and are often complicated by the fact that you may not wish to leave your hard-earned assets to someone who …

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Beneficiary Designations for Retirement Accounts

By: Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney Estate planning is so much more than filling in the blanks on a few forms that you have printed out from the internet.  In addition to having the proper documents and fiduciaries, you need to make sure that the estate plan is coordinated so that your beneficiary designations do not upset what you think is a perfectly drafted estate plan.  For example, …

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When Should I Update My Will?

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney One of the things we have learned during this recent pandemic is how important it is to have your estate and financial affairs in order since you never know when you might lose capacity or pass away.  One of the questions we most often receive from clients is “how often should I update my will and other estate planning documents?”  So, here …

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What To Do When You Have Nothing To Do

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP It is quite possible than many of us have plenty of free time on our hands and perhaps are even getting a little bored (after all, how much Netflix can we actually watch!). Here are some ideas on how to pass the time. Some of these things might have even been on your to-do list for quite some time. Why not take …

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By: Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney  Every day, more than 10,000 Americans reach the age of 65. Unfortunately, quantity of years does not necessarily equate to qualify of life.  In fact, the golden years may turn out to be not so golden. As the size of the over-65 population continues to increase, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias will increase. Currently, there are more …

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Marie Considine, Director of Development at NAMI Westchester joins Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., on the Littman Krooks Podcast to discuss mental health awareness month, how to participate in NAMIWalks Your Way Westchester, fighting the stigma of mental health challenges, medical telehealth considerations and how to stay in touch with loved ones during quarantine.

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Marjorie Madfis, Founder of Yes She Can, Inc. returns to the Littman Krooks podcast to discuss how Yes She Can’s job skills development program works remotely. Marjorie and Bernie talk about remote coaching, counseling and social engagement programming that trains participants to adapt and adjust quickly and to learn new skills while practicing their skill sets in flexibility, resilience, and perseverance.  

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Social Distancing with Special Olympics New York

Stacey Hengsterman, President and CEO of Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics chapter in the country joins Bernard A. Krooks to discuss fighting isolation during social distancing for athletes with intellectual disabilities during COVID-19. Stacey also discusses virtual work-out programs, advocacy for inclusion and fan support for athletes.

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Providing Mental Health Services During COVID-19 with NAMI

Join Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and Sharon McCarthy, Executive Director of NAMI Westchester as they discuss how to join an online support group, digital services offered through NAMI and mental health services provided by NYS during these times.

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