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COVID-19 and Adult Care Facilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on adult care facilities, especially in nursing homes. New York Executive Order On May 10, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order addressing concerns for the safety of residents in these facilities, which included rules for staff testing and re-admission parameters for a resident that had… Read More »

Burial Place Wishes

Archbishop Sheen was known for his evangelism, radio broadcasts, and television show “Life is Worth Living”, which aired nationwide in the 1950s. For the last several years, Catholic dioceses have been at odds as to where his mortal remains should be interred. His remains have been interred in a crypt in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral since… Read More »

On Air with Eric Einhart

Guardianships: A Practical Explanation Eric J. Einhart joined Hilary Topper on her talk show, Hilary Topper on Air.  During this show, Eric discusses Frequently Asked Questions on Guardianships. Here are some of the questions he addresses during the show: What is a guardianship? When is it needed? What does a Guardian do? What is the… Read More »

November Seminars: Elder Law 101

  Wednesday, November 6 12:00-2:00pm Red Lobster 211 Old Country Rd #217 Carle Place, NY 11514 (Lunch) Register Here Tuesday, November 12 12:00-2:00pm The Irish Coffee Pub 131 Carleton Ave. East Islip, NY 11730 (Lunch) Register Here   Seating is Limited. Online Registration Required. Register Online at vjrussolaw.com Contact: Ashley 516-393-3164  

Are Gifts Made During My Lifetime Includible In My Estate For Estate Tax Purposes?

The answer to the question “Are gifts made during my lifetime includible in my estate for estate tax purposes?” depends on several factors.   Federal For purposes of the Federal Estate Tax, yes, any taxable gifts you make during your lifetime are includible in your estate. However, this does not necessarily mean that those gifts… Read More »

What are Letters Testamentary?

Sometimes when a loved one passes away, an individual who believes he or she inherited assets from the decedent will be told at a bank or financial institution that they will need “Letters Testamentary” in order to collect those assets. The question most people have at that point is “What are Letters Testamentary?”   Letters… Read More »