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By : Mark H. Weiss

Can Your Spouse Disinherit You? What If Your Spouse Dies Without Leaving A Will?

New York State law is very exact in the manner by which it safeguards the inheritance rights of spouses. Under the law, a spouse is entitled to an "elective share" of the assets, defined as $50,000.00 or one-third of the estate, whichever amount is greater. This includes property such as joint bank ...

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Get Your Ducks In A Row Before Selling Your Home

Your nest has been empty for a while and you can almost see retirement on the horizon.  Your thoughts turn to migrating south to a warmer climate, or maybe just to a smaller nest.  Even if this is part of a five-year plan, there is no time like the present to get all your ducks in a row. Perhaps ...

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The Importance of Having a Durable Power of Attorney

Appointing a trusted family member or friend (referred to as your “agent”) to act on your behalf pursuant to a durable power of attorney is an important part of planning for old age or the possibility of a future health crisis. If you fail to take this step while you have the capacity and are wel...

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Estate Planning and the Single Girl (or Guy)

  It is not unusual to find oneself without immediate family later in life.  This is when estate planning becomes particularly crucial.  If a single adult without immediate family does not memorialize his or her wishes in a legal document, such as a Will or Trust, a whole host of challenges ...

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer on Long Island

Compensation and justice for victims of elder abuse

Seniors who have worked hard all their lives deserve a comfortable retirement. Those who have fed us by their labor, nurtured us with their wisdom, and shaped our character by their example should be honored in their old age. Nursi...

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Personal Injury

Skilled representation for injured plaintiffs

There are many contingencies for which we can plan, but negligent or reckless acts are unexpected occurrences against which we have little protection. When you or a family member is seriously injured, nothing can be done to erase your pa...

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