Medicaid Planning

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 law attorney…

Special Needs Planning

A supplemental needs trust is a special type of trust created pursuant to New York State law for a person under the age of 65 with a “severe and chronic or persistent disability”. If the trust is properly created, the assets of the trust will not impact the disabled beneficiary’s eligibility for Medicaid

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, long-term care planning, tax, and special needs planning…

Wills, Trusts, and Estate

You work hard all your life to save for your retirement, a rainy day, and to insure that you can pass your savings on to your loved ones. Worrying about estate taxes and ensuring that there is enough money …

Guardianship Protection

A guardianship proceeding is usually commenced if someone can no longer make decisions and needs assistance with personal and/or financial affairs and is incapable of attending to such needs on their own…

New Client Intake Forms

Please download and complete the following forms prior to our first meeting. Bring the forms with you to our first meeting or fax them prior to your appointment so that we may begin the process of protecting you and yours…

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  • Sal, Thanks for your valued friendship and service all these years.
    Joe M.
  • Salvatore, I would like to take the time to thank you. My wife and I are more than pleased with the level of detail that you and your firm have provided over the past years with our Tax Preparations. As to be expected, we were hesitant to switch our previous Tax Preparer after 20+ years of service but, due to small inaccuracies that had potential personal gains, we felt comfortable to bring our business to your firm after the endorsement of our personal Investment Counselor. Our next move with your firm is to start and finalize our Estate Panning. Looking forward to our next meeting. Much Thanks, Michael & Gay
    Michael & Gay
  • I rarely, if ever, spend valuable time reviewing businesses. I am making an exception for Maker, Fragale & Di Costanzo law firm, the elder care attorneys we retained for my parents' financial planning and medicaid applications. They were outstanding in all aspects, but especially in the respect and compassion they showed my parents, as my mother had significant health issues and limited mobility, while my father suffered from Alzheimers. In relation to our legal needs, all the services they were to provide were explained to us in easy-to-understand terms, while detailing any and all possible scenarios throughout the process. There were prompt responses to any questions or concerns we had. Any appointments were scheduled with utmost consideration of my parents. It was an emotionally difficult time for my family and I am grateful to Joanna, Melanie, Salvatore & Bill for the excellent work they did for us.
    Neil

“By failing to plan – you are planning to fail”

– Benjamin Franklin –

Salvatore is a partner in the law firm Maker, Fragale & Di Costanzo, LLP, located in Rye, New York, and Yorktown Heights, New York. Salvatore is an attorney and accountant whose main area of practice is elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning, including  wills, trusts, probate and administration of estates, Medicaid law, asset preservation, nursing home and home care planning, and planning for individuals with special needs.

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