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Elder Law

An Elder Law Attorney Can Help You Plan Today for Tomorrow

Elder law is a combination of numerous legal practice areas such as trusts, estates, estate administration, tax and special needs planning, etc. An experienced lawyer can help you with all of the legal ramifications whether you are enjoying or about to enjoy your retirement.

An elder law attorney is instrumental in applying various asset protection techniques, assisting clients in preserving their assets in order to qualify or maintain Medicaid and pay for long-term care costs. Without an adequate asset protection plan long-term care costs may be cost prohibitive.

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Guardianship Protection 

A guardianship proceeding is usually commenced if you, a loved one or friend can no longer make decisions and is in need of assistance with their personal and/or financial affairs and is incapable of attending to such needs on their own. A guardianship proceeding can be avoided if a client prepares a New York State Power of Attorney and Statutory Gifts Rider. However, many people never attend to the preparation of these documents and it is also not uncommon for clients to have these documents prepared by a non-elder law attorney which may result in inferior documents that could eventually necessitate the development of a guardianship proceeding.

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Medicaid Planning and Nursing Home Care

Quality nursing home care can cost over $15,000 per month and can potentially deplete your family’s life savings in no time unless you make a plan with an experienced elder care law attorney.

Salvatore M. Di Costanzo and the highly experienced elder care attorneys at Plan Today for Tomorrow, serving Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties, New York will help guide and educate you successfully through this legal process.

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Special Needs Trust Planning

A disabled family member, child or friend has been under your care for quite some time and you begin to wonder how your loved one will be taken care when you are gone or unable to care for them yourself.

While it is understandable to begin to think of those types of situations, the law firm of Salvatore M. DiCostanzo, Esq. can help you avoid the wonder and worry of having to deal with those situations on your own. Our Westchester, NY law firm will guide you through all the options available to you and deal with any issues that may arise when creating a special needs trust planning document.

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Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning 

You work hard all your life to save for your retirement, a rainy day and to ensure that you can pass your savings on to your loved ones. Worrying about estate taxes and ensuring that there is enough money to care for your family after you have gone and that the estate planning documents you created reflect your wishes properly should be the least of your worries.

An attorney, such as the Westchester County, NY law firm of Plan Today for Tomorrow, to help you prepare your wills, trusts and estates that will ensure your plans are executed properly to protect you, your family and loved ones.

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Hoarding Disorder

Since 2013, Hoarding Disorder (HD) has been recognized as a complex psychiatric diagnosis by the American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual – 5th Edition.

Hoarding Disorder affects 3 – 5% of the population and touches countless families and communities.

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