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Protecting Benefits for Loved Ones with Disabilities

By: Jane-Marie Schaeffer, Esq. October is National Special Needs Law Month, dedicated to educating individuals with special needs, their families, and caregivers about their legal needs, future care planning, and advocacy. As a Board Member for Consumer Directed Choices, I recognize the importance of promoting independence for individuals with disabilities, and supporting living in the community. There […]
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Persing and Schaeffer Join the Herzog Law Firm

The Herzog Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of two experienced and highly regarded attorneys – Daniel J. Persing and Jane-Marie Schaeffer. Daniel J. Persing, Esq. Dan Persing has been a trusted attorney in the Capital Region for over 30 years, having worked as a solo practitioner and a named partner at several […]
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What is Guardianship?

In New York State, everyone who turns 18 is automatically assumed to be legally competent to make decisions for themselves. Guardianship is a court process of appointing an adult to make medical and/or financial decisions on behalf of an individual (a “Ward”). Guardianship is commonly used for minors and persons with special needs who cannot make those […]
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The Caregiver’s Conundrum

By: David A. Kubikian, Esq. When I meet with prospective clients who want to engage in Estate Planning or Elder Law, it is not uncommon to hear them forcefully tell me something along the lines of “I will never go to a nursing home” and/or hear them allude to preferring to take walk in the […]
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