Q & A with Vincent J. Russo On Hilary’s New York Lifestyle Blog

Vincent J. Russo joined Hilary Topper to address common questions from her community on her New York Lifestyle Bog. Vincent addressed topics such as; What documents should you have in place if you have an elderly parent?, What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare?, and What is the difference between Assisted Living and Indepentd… Read More »

Changes to New York’s Small Estates Law

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The Senate Bill S4951A effectively amended Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (SCPA) § 1301 to increase the gross value of a “small estate” to $50,000. This change applies to actions and proceedings commenced on or after November 25, 2019, regardless of when the decedent passed away. SCPA § 1301 Prior to this change, SCPA § 1301… Read More »

New York State Department of Health Conditions for Reopening Visitation in Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities

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On March 13, 2020, the New York State Department of Health issued guidance to Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities limiting visitation to medically necessary or end-of-life services. Further, the guidance canceled congregate meals and activities in health care facilities when one or more residents tested positive for COVID-19. Updated Guidance On July 10, 2020,… Read More »

Vincent J. Russo Named Legal Correspondent for Catholic Faith Network’s New Show CFN Live

Russo Law Group’s Managing Partner, Vincent J. Russo, will be a featured contributor on the Catholic Faith Network’s new show CFN Live. Vincent will be the show’s sole Legal Contributor.  In his segment, entitled “In the Legal Know,” Vincent will provide expert insight into legal matters including estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning…. Read More »

Russo Law Group’s Julie Allegretti Earns Corporate Citizenship Award!

We are pleased to announce that our Community Relations Director, Julie Allegretti, has earned the prestigious Corporate Citizenship Award—Leadership Excellence from the Long Island Business News. This award honors companies and individuals who have consistently demonstrated community stewardship by building strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations dedicated to meeting the critical needs of our community. You can learn… Read More »

23rd Annual Swingin’ Fore Theresa Golf Outing

Do you enjoy friendly competition, supporting a great cause, and golf?  Join us on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset, New York for the 23rd Annual Swingin’ Fore Theresa Golf Outing! A schedule of the day’s events and more information can be found here. Funds raised during this event… Read More »

Medicaid versus Medicare – FAQs

I always get Medicaid and Medicare confused – Can you tell us the difference? Distinguishing between Medicare and Medicaid can be confusing, but there are several key differences between the two. Medicare: Generally, Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure… Read More »

Daily Check-in with Vincent Week 15

Announcing New Videos Daily! Please join Vincent during the week at 10 a.m. Est on Facebook for his three minute “Check in with Vincent” videos. On Wednesday’s, Vincent along with his partners at the Russo Law Group will focus on important legal matters. Check-ins with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram Youtube and LinkedIn. “Check-in with… Read More »

What is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?

Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

IEP is an acronym for Individualized Education Plan. It is a document required for any child over the age of three years old who qualifies as a student with a disability. Prior to three-years-old, a child with a disability will have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The main difference between an IEP and an… Read More »

Check-in with Vincent Week 14

Announcing New Videos Daily! Please join Vincent during the week at 10 a.m. Est on Facebook for his three minute “Check in with Vincent” videos. On Wednesday’s, Vincent along with his partners at the Russo Law Group will focus on important legal matters. Check-ins with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram Youtube and LinkedIn. “Check-in with… Read More »

Should Couples Combine Assets Once They Get Married?

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An article published by NerdWallet on January 14, 2020, entitled “Does Marriage Have to Mean Merging Money?” by Alice Holbrook discussed the pros and cons of couples merging their finances or combining their assets after they get married. I strongly believe that couples should discuss their financial situations before they walk down the aisle. The… Read More »

What Documents Do I Need to File for Medicaid?

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So, you have decided that you are in need of Medicaid services, but you are not sure where to begin. Aside from contacting an Elder Law Attorney to make sure that you meet the asset and income thresholds set by Medicaid, there are also a number of other items that are required to start the… Read More »