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December 2016 Archives

The importance of a health care proxy

For better or for worse, it is often major life events that inspire people to seek estate planning assistance. A new mother or father will take action to protect their child by establishing a guardianship and conservatorship to provide long-term care in the event that the parent is incapacitated. Some people are motivated to establish a plan only when their own parents pass away. Unlike like some other estate planning tools, a health care proxy becomes important the moment you turn 18. Even if you have no children and own no assets, you still have values that should be considered in the event of a medical emergency.

The myth of easy, accessible elder care

Misconceptions and assumptions about aging and elder care can be dangerous. Many people assume that the government or their children will take care of them when they get older. They harbor a vision of care paid for by Social Security or some other program and handled by competent professionals. The truth is that elder care is largely in the hands of the individual. If you do not have a plan in place, the reality of your long-term care will likely come as a disappointing shock.

How a special needs trust can help when estate planning

A concern that many New York residents have when they are drafting documents in an estate plan is when they have a loved one who has a mental or physical disability. This can be a complex and worrisome issue that might lead to family disputes. However, there are certain strategies that can be taken to try and make sure there are no disagreements and the person who is in need of assistance will be cared for. This is where a special needs trust can be useful.

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    --Robert and Christine Simonson, Fairport
  • In order to finalize the documents we came to your office and were greeted in a very professional manner and we could not have asked for finer service. We left with copies of everything we needed and feel very confident our needs have been met. Thanks again. We will surely recommend you should the opportunity arise.

    — Christine and Robert Simonson, Fairport
  • I have been working with Weinstein & Randisi for about two years now. Elizabeth Randisi, through a very thorough process, has helped my wife and me determine what is really important in our lives. Thus, we were able to draft a living will that reflected our most important values regarding our estate.

    --David and Ajia Cherry, Fairport
  • I would like to give a testimony for Elizabeth Randisi, an estate attorney with Weinstein & Randisi. Her knowledge of wills and estate planning was clearly demonstrated in her presentation to us. Realizing our need for a will, my husband and I went to see Elizabeth.

    --Kathy and Gary Gray, Webster
  • Filing for Medicaid is never an easy or fun process. However, working with the Weinstein & Randisi firm made the process simple and streamlined. We were able to obtain all files and records regarding Medicaid enrollment within a few days using specially prepared checklists and verbiage recommended by our assigned paralegal.

    --Ajia and David Cherry, Fairport
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