Practice Areas

Long Island Estate and Medicaid Planning Lawyers

Our elder law and estate planning law firm in Smithtown on Long Island, New York, specializes in a wide range of practice areas designed to prepare our clients for future financial and health care needs. Contact us to schedule a review of your concerns about any of the practice areas listed below, or related issues. We concentrate on the following areas in particular:

We concern ourselves with everything pertaining to legal, financial, and health care issues as they relate to seniors in particular.

Medicaid eligibility requirements change frequently and often are confusing. We stay up to date on all the latest changes in Medicaid eligibility requirements to help our clients plan accordingly, so that if the time comes when they need $11,000-per-month nursing home care, they will be eligible to apply for Medicaid.

Many of our clients come to us at a time of medical crisis when it is necessary for a family member to be appointed guardian of an elderly person who is no longer able to make decisions about health care or financial affairs for herself. We provide sound advice and clear guidance for our clients faced with this situation.

We explain the pros and cons of having a will, and assist clients of any age in writing wills that are legally binding and truly expressive of their wishes.

We explain the procedure for establishing all kinds of trusts, including innovative pooled trusts that allow seniors a more comfortable lifestyle while ensuring Medicaid eligibility.

We assist clients in planning their estates to maximize protection of assets and to minimize estate taxes, for present comfort as well as for future generations.

As needed, we walk survivors through probate administration when a family member has died and left a will that requires court supervision.

We serve clients whose family members have died without a will, and provide counsel with regard to legal options and question that may arise.

Our clients come to us from New York communities such as Smithtown, New York, and neighboring communities on Long Island including Huntington, Stony Brook, Hauppauge, Islip, Babylon, and Commack, in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. Contact us to schedule a thoughtful and thorough analysis of your estate planning needs.