New York Elder Law Attorneys
Seniors have special legal needs that are best served by an attorney with extensive knowledge and experience in their areas of law. Elder law encompasses a range of issues of importance to seniors, including estate planning, advance health care directives and long-term care planning.
Elder law includes traditional estate planning. We can assist you in creating a will and any appropriate trusts to ensure that your property is distributed in accordance with your wishes after death. Our attorneys are well-versed in issues of taxation and asset protection, so we can help you plan your estate to minimize unnecessary costs and help you provide for your heirs in the best way possible.
Elder Law is the practice of specially-trained attorneys who can help you protect your assets in the event of illness and dispose of your assets upon your demise, with a minimum of taxes and problems. Elder Law attorneys address long term care and estate planning needs of each individual based on his or her unique situation.
During your first consultation, a well-trained Littman Krooks Manhattan, Westchester or Dutchess Elder Law attorney skilled in all areas of Elder Law will provide you with highly trained staff, skilled in all areas of Elder Law, who will advise you regarding your unique circumstances. After extensive evaluation of your situation, our experienced attorneys will be able to offer suggestions and solutions and propose steps you should take to achieve your goals.
We can also assist with the documents that should be in place in case a senior becomes unable to make his or her own decisions regarding health care or legal and financial matters. Appointing a health care proxy to make medical decisions, documenting your end-of-life wishes in a living will, and preparing a durable power of attorney are all tasks that should be undertaken with our assistance and counsel.
Another important aspect of elder law is planning for long-term care. We can advise you and your family on all aspects of long-term care, including strategies to become eligible for government benefits while preserving some assets. Many seniors will need care in a skilled nursing facility, and the cost of such care is prohibitive for many families without taking advantage of Medicaid. Although there are income and asset limits for Medicaid eligibility, that does not mean that all your assets need to be exhausted. In this complex area of the law, there are planning strategies that can help you preserve assets while still taking advantage of Medicaid.
We can also help with guardianship matters. If it becomes necessary for a senior to have a guardian appointed, we can explain the guardianship process and prepare and file necessary petitions to the court.
Attorneys in each of our offices, New York City and White Plains, can assist with any of the following elder law matters:
- NY Elder Law
- Medicaid Planning
- Asset Protection
- Estate Litigation
- NY Estate Planning
- Estate Administration/Probate
- Healthcare Facility Representation
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Littman Krooks LLP is located in New York City and White Plains, NY and serves clients in and around White Plains, New Rochelle, Purchase, Hartsdale, Armonk, Scarsdale, Chappaqua, Hawthorne, Briarcliff Manor, Ardsley, Elmsford, Larchmont, Valhalla, Harrison, Port Chester, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Hastings on Hudson, Rye, Tuckahoe, Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Bronx County, Nassau County, New York County, Queens County, Rockland County, Westchester County and Dutchess County.