Practice Area: Trusts & Estates Law

Will a Life Estate Deed Protect My Home From Medicaid?

A popular Medicaid planning strategy in the past has been transferring a home to children, while reserving a “life estate” interest on the deed. The grantor-owner would be the “life estate holder” and the children would be the “remaindermen,” becoming the outright owners upon the death of the grantor. The value of the retained life … 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’s New Power of Attorney Law: An Update

It’s been two years since New York’s new power of attorney law went into effect, and it’s time for a look at how it is performing under changes that were based on a proposal by the New York State Bar Association. Legislation to amend the Power of Attorney law passed the New York State Assembly … Continued

Trusts & Estates Law Section Journal- Vol. 56 No. 2

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