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Significant Changes To New York State Medicaid

By Brian L. Miller, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature are quietly making significant changes to New York’s Medicaid rules, making it harder for New Yorkers to obtain Medicaid benefits for Long-term care. The changes to New York State’s Medicaid program include the following: 30 month Look-back for Community Medicaid. Community Medicaid, the program which provides care …

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Allow Us To Prepare Your Estate Planning Documents Remotely

By Brian L. Miller, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In this current COVID-19 environment, we have seen an uptick in news articles about Do It Yourself Wills and Advance Directives.  These articles are often written by journalists with little to no real world experience of probating a will or executing advance directives, or are targeting a national audience so cannot focus on an individual state’s nuances.  Such articles favoring the Do …

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Estate Planning in Chaotic Times

Littman Krooks attorneys Laura Brancato, Esq., Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., and Brian L. Miller, Esq., join Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., to discuss how families and people with disabilities can complete estate planning documents and advance directives using video technology during chaotic times.

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Being Prepared In Challenging Times

At Littman Krooks, our mission is to foster the dignity, success and independence of our clients by providing the highest level of legal services in a caring, compassionate and ethical manner. We strive to make a positive impact in the lives of our clients and their families. Being prepared in all areas of our lives is vital. Without sounding alarmist or opportunistic, this message is especially important now and is …

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Income Tax Return Filing Extended To July 15, 2020

By Stephanie Goldstein, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP The U.S. Treasury announced that the deadline for both filing federal income tax returns and payment of federal income taxes has moved from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.  This is an update on the administration’s previous announcement in which taxpayers have until July 15, 2020 to make federal income tax payments though the deadline to file federal tax income returns remained …

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By Joel Krooks, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In response to COVID-19, Governor Cuomo declared a State of disaster emergency in New York on March 7, 2020. In order to cope with the disaster emergency, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Law on March 19, 2020 to allow any notarial act required under New York State Law to be performed utilizing video technology. Therefore, notaries are now able to notarize documents without …

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Littman Krooks Modified Work Arrangements

The top priority of Littman Krooks LLP has always been to deliver superior service to our clients. To continue to do this in the current environment, we are taking every precaution possible to protect the health and safety of our team, their families, and our clients given the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, in step with much of the rest of the country, as of the end of business today, March …

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A Message to Our Clients and Our Littman Krooks Family

Dear Client and Friends,  At Littman Krooks, the health and safety of our clients and staff is our highest priority. We pride ourselves on exemplary and individualized services to our clients. We are writing to provide you with the steps that we are taking to protect you and our staff against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19). We understand the paramount importance of these tasks, as we serve many elderly …

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Liz O’Donnell, Founder of Workingdaughter.com and author of Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making A Living joins us on this episode of the Littman Krooks Podcast to  discuss the care giving process: examining behavior between siblings, managing resentment between siblings, dialogues with employers and how care giving gives us the ability to connect to someone during one of their most vulnerable states. [POWERPRESS]

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Why Estate Planning Is Necessary for Caregivers

A recent study found that nearly 60 percent of Americans do not have a will, despite almost all the people surveyed agreeing that it is very important. The thought of not having an estate plan in place should make anyone nervous, but for those who provide unpaid care for an aging loved one or a child with special needs, it is downright frightening. Care giving presents many challenges. One of …

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