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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Movie Lessons in Estate Planning: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

By David A. Kubikian   Special Edition:  Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Earlier this week, the world lost one of its classic cinematic comedians.  Gene Wilder, the lead in comedy hall of fame movies Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer’s.  Instead of a TV show edition, we […]
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Preserving a Vacation Home or Camp for Future Generations

When people own something of sentimental value, they are sometimes unsure of how to pass it pass it down to their family for future generations to enjoy. This can especially happen with a vacation home or camp that has been in the family for years. Example: You own a beach or lake-front vacation home for years in […]
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