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Remembering Unity

Author: Eric Goldberg

Remembering Unity

On this poignant day that we remember those lost on 9/11, I want to share some thoughts with our readers.  I was working as a stock trader preparing for my day when the first plane struck.  It was a gorgeous

Veteran’s Checklist

DNR vs. Living Will vs. POLST in the Age of COVID-19

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The current healthcare crisis has created an influx of calls to our office regarding the efficacy of DNR orders and Living Wills.  In the last few weeks, we have received multiple communications like this: “I can’t believe my mom has

Tips For Helping Seniors During The Coronavirus

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Over the last few weeks, our society has considered more than ever how we interact with our loved ones who are senior citizens.  According to the CDC, older adults may be at higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19. While

2020 New Jersey Medicaid Rates

Medicaid Income and Resource Allowances: The New Jersey Department of Health has issued resource and income allowances for the year 2020. All figures are effective as of January 1, 2020. Income Cap $2,349 Maximum Community Spousal Resoure Allowance (CSRA) $128,640

Spousal Refusal: New York State Medicaid

Spouses have a legal duty to support each other.  However, the astronomical costs of long-term care, such as home care or nursing home care, can bankrupt a “well” (i.e., healthy) community spouse.  To protect community spouses from impoverishment themselves, New

New York Voluntary Administration

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Probate and administration proceedings in New York State can be time-consuming and costly, but New York law allows for a simplified proceeding called voluntary administration for small estates with a value below a certain threshold.  Recently, the threshold was expanded

Spending Time With Your Elderly Loved Ones This Holiday: Signs To Look Out For

The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to reminisce and celebrate, but they also provide us the ability to detect cognitive or physical changes in our elderly loved ones.  Below we list several telltale signs to look out for: Change in

Supplementing Long-Term Care Insurance

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As elder law attorneys, we pride ourselves on developing sound plans to give our clients the peace of mind that they will avoid impoverishment should they endure a long-term care crisis. For many years, the long-term care insurance industry has

Senior Fraud from Dan Geltrude “America’s Accountant”

We are in the midst of literally the greatest crime of the century and it is being committed against some of the most vulnerable in our society – senior citizens. As a professor at Montclair State University, I teach a course


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