Monthly Archives: May 2009

Estate planning attorneys at Littman Krooks encourage families to know their rights when sending a child with disabilities to college.

Students with disabilities cannot and should not be denied the right to pursue a post-secondary education. Recently, more and more students are making the decision to move forward with their education beyond high school. It is important for these students

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Bernard A. Krooks to speak at Estate Planning Council of New York City, Inc.

Littman Krooks attorney Bernard A. Krooks will lead an interactive discussion and analysis of New York’s new Power of Attorney law. Significant changes have been made to the New York general obligations law and the statutory short form Power of

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Transitioning a Child With Special Needs Into Adulthood

Planning for the future of a child as he or she transitions into adulthood is full of challenges for both the child and the parent. Children with special needs and their parents face an additional set of challenges. Preparations must

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Technology Adds a New Dimension to Estate Planning

A good estate plan provides for the orderly transfer of property and the finalization of one’s wishes upon death. Estate planning tools, such as Wills, Trusts, gifts, and Powers of Attorney handle physical assets in a way that maximizes benefits

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Huge Changes Are Coming to Medicare Advantage

If you happen to be a Medicare Advantage fan, and feel the service has done right by you, you will not be too impressed to find out that in 2010, Medicare Advantage will no longer be offered by some of

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Medicare Advantage Going the Way of the Dinosaurs

The more things change, the more they seem to – well, at one time that old saying ended with “the more they remain the same.” This however can’t actually be said of the coming changes to the Medicare system in

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Elder Law Expert Weighs in on U. S. Healthcare Crisis

Gene L. Osofsky of the law firm Osofsky and Osofsky asserts that U.S. medical care has become a “mountain of cost.” Elder Law attorney Gene L. Osofsky, like many Americans, recently read a feature article in the April 27, 2009,

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2006 California Case Disqualifies “Care Custodians”

Gene L. Osofsky, of the law firm Osofsky & Osofsky, explains how being regarded as a “care custodian” may disqualify a person from being a beneficiary of a testamentary distribution. “It might seem counterintuitive,” says Elder Law specialist Osofsky, “but

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Pros and Cons of Joint Accounts

Probate can be a difficult process. But using joint accounts to avoid it may not always be a good idea. If you are thinking that joint accounts are a foolproof way to escape probate and funnel dollars to loved ones

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Great Recession of 2009 Makes Power of Attorney Essential

The Durable Power of Attorney is no longer a luxury. For your Elder Law counsel, it has become essential. It is the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The decline and associated roller coaster ride on

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