New York State Elder Law and Estate Planning

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New York State Estate Planning

Assistance with Estate Planning in New York: Learn about Last Wills and Testaments, Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts and other Estate Planning Strategies and Documents

New York State Medicaid Planning

Assistance with Elder Law and Medicaid Planning in New York: Learn about Irrevocable Trusts, Medicaid Rules, Spousal Refusals and other Medicaid Pre-planning and Assets Preserving Strategies.

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DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

The Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli, P.C. puts you in control of your assets so that you and/or your family do not lose them in the event of an unforeseen occurrence.

Our Services Include…

ESTATE PLANNING

  • Last Wills and Testaments
  • Living Trusts
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxies

ELDER LAW

  • Asset Protection
  • Medicaid Planning and Applications
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Spousal Refusals
  • Irrevocable Trusts

TRUST AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

  • Probate of Wills
  • Estate and Gift Tax Avoidance
  • Asset Management
  • Administration Proceedings

SPECIAL NEEDS

  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Guardianship Proceedings
  • Government Benefits

Our Ideal Clients Are People Who…

  • Have young children, but do not have a Will setting forth their desires as to who should get custody of their children in the event both parents pass away.
  • Want to make sure they have the right documents in place so that their health care directives will be carried out should they become incapacitated to express their own medical wishes.
  • Have a parent that is suffering from a debilitating disease, such as Alzheimer’s, and the disease is making it difficult or impossible for the parent to live by himself/herself.  Want to  know how they can afford to pay for assisted living or a nursing home should they need long term health care.
  • Want to know what types of documents need to be in place to help make financial and medical decisions for their parent or spouse, should that that person become incompetent.
  • Have had a loved one pass away and are not sure what to do to settle the estate.
  • Need to apply for Medicaid, but do not understand the New York State Medicaid requirements or application process.
  • Want to avoid or minimize their exposure to gift and estate taxes.
  • Want to devise a plan so that if they need Medicaid, they can preserve the maximum amount of their assets and still have the government pay for long term health care.
  • Wish to make a provision for a special needs child or grandchild.