Practice Area: Elder Law & Special Needs

Alternative Guardianships Protect the Rights of Vulnerable Clients

Vulnerable clients need not submit to traditional, restrictive guardianships. When individuals are unable to make their own decisions, a proxy or a guardian can make decisions on their behalf. At a program presented by the New York State Bar Association, experts detailed three alternatives to traditional Article 17-A guardianships. The panelists were: Kristin Booth Glen, … Continued

How Child Support Complicates Benefits for Adult Developmentally Disabled Children

Receiving and distributing child support for developmentally disabled children is complicated. And it gets more complicated as a child ages into adulthood, changing their eligibility for benefits. The New York State Bar Association’s Family Law, Elder Law & Special Needs and Trusts & Estates Law sections hosted a continuing legal education course to discuss this … Continued

New York State Bar Association Task Force Searches for Ways to Reduce Homelessness While Protecting Civil Liberties

The New York State Bar Association is launching a new task force that will examine the impact of homelessness and explore ways that governments can intervene so that fewer people will be living on the streets. More than 74,000 New Yorkers are homeless, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. “Homelessness is a crisis, … Continued