Elder Law Articles

June 2024 Elder Law Review: Minimizing Financial Risk – Understanding Spousal Refusal

By Ronald Fatoullah and Stacey Meshnick As our population ages, a greater number of individuals will require long-term care. A well spouse is deemed to ...
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New York Law Journal: The Fight of Your Life Before Your Death

By Laura M. Brancato The new wave of elder law litigation begs the question: Are we witnessing the unofficial beginning of ante-mortem will contest in ...
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NYSBA Journal: Homelessness in New York: Keeping a Crisis From Becoming a Catastrophe

By Laura M. Brancato The crisis of homelessness is felt in nearly every community across New York State – and it’s getting worse. Just a ...
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Trusts & Estates Magazine: Redefining Our Approach to Mental Health and Estate Planning

By Laura M. Brancato and Mary P. O’Reilly Addressing long-terms needs can be a challenge. To be an effective estate-planning practitioner, an attorney must have ...
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Navigating Right to Counsel Under Mental Hygiene Law Article 81.10

By Laura M. Brancato For elder law practitioners, the initiation of a proceeding pursuant to Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law is a familiar ...
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The Growing Crisis in Aging

By Laura M. Brancato Historic Increase in Long-Term Care Premiums 2019 saw many states approving record increases in long-term care insurance premiums, with some states ...
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Guardianship: Fact vs. Fiction

By Laura M. Brancato In recent months, television viewers have been captivated by docuseries and fictional portrayals of conservatorship, known in New York as Guardianship. ...
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