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By Alexis Gruttadauria, Esq. In choosing a final resting place, it is important to clearly document your wishes to avoid further hardship on surviving family members who are grieving for the loss of a loved one. If your wishes regarding a burial place are not documented in a written declaration, it could cause a great deal of familial strife. Such a conflict arose in Frieda L’s family. Frieda passed away …

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By Marion M. Walsh, Esq. In this holiday season, the attorneys and staff at Littman Krooks send thanks and warm wishes to our clients for trusting us with representing your family. You inspire us each day with your tenacity and care for vulnerable loved ones. We pride ourselves in working with you to make a difference in your family member’s life. In a changing legal landscape, advocacy for the elderly, …

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By Alexis Gruttadauria, Esq., When applying for nursing home Medicaid benefits, there is always a review of the applicant’s financial picture of the five years prior to the filing of the application.  This is the famous five-year look-back period. Medicaid reviews those five years of financial information in search of any gifts made by the applicant (and/or his/her spouse) in an effort to get Medicaid benefits. If a gift was …

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Peter Falk’s Law

By Stacy M. Sadove, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP What would you do if someone prevented you from seeing a family member for the holidays, failed to tell you a family member fell sick, or worse, failed to notify you of a loved one’s funeral? Catherine Falk, daughter of the late Peter Falk, who portrayed Lieutenant Columbo on the TV series “Columbo,” faced these scary questions.   Ms. Falk’s stepmother, who was …

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It is estimated that over 120,000,000 Americans do not have an up-to-date estate plan to protect themselves, and their families, making estate planning one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management? Financial and estate planning is not just for the wealthy and is an important process for everyone. With advance planning, issues such as guardianship of children, managing bill paying and assets in the event of sickness or disability, care of a special needs child or parent, long-term care needs, and distribution of retirement assets can all be handled with sensitivity, care, and at a reasonable cost.

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Caregiving From Another Country

Parents who are growing older often need help from their adult children. Even when you live close to your parents, it can be a challenge to provide them with care while balancing work and other family responsibilities. For expatriates, the task may seem monumental. How can you be a caregiver from another country? Plan Ahead If you believe your parents may need care and you will be out of the …

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Being appointed the executor of a deceased person’s estate involves significant responsibilities. It’s crucial for executors to understand what they are required to do, because failing to fulfill their duties can result in liability to the estate, the beneficiaries, or even to the government for taxes. In some cases, liability may be imposed even for actions a person takes even prior to their appointment as executor. Duties of an executor …

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Vacation Homes

A family vacation home can contain a lot of important memories, and the generation who grew up spending quality time there may look forward to bringing their own children and grandchildren to the home for family reunions far into the future. However, there are certain considerations involved with passing a vacation home on to one’s heirs. Before creating special arrangements for a vacation home in your estate plan, the first …

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Littman Krooks Special Education Advocacy

By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP If you are a parent sending your child off to college this year, make sure you are prepared.  In the flurry of packing,  parents must not overlook obtaining advance consent from their children so they can have access to important health and educational information—or risk begin left out in an emergency. Once a person turns 18, the law presumes that they have …

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