Ensuring Your Will Adapts To Life’s Changes
Creating a will provides a semblance of control over the unknown and reassures us that our loved ones will be taken care of. If you executed your Wills in the 1990s, they would generally still hold validity today.
When you’ve taken the crucial step of drafting a Will, it’s equally vital to prepare your chosen executor for what lies ahead. Informing them ahead of time ensures a smoother process during what can be a challenging period.
When diving into the world of trusts, a frequently asked question revolves around the tax implications: “Does my trust need to file a tax return?” The answer isn’t always straightforward and hinges on several factors related to the structure of the trust.
Britt Burner discusses the importance of basic estate planning documents for all generations, including health care proxies, durable power of attorneys and last will and testaments for both your own planning as well as aging family members.
Whenever a loved one passes, especially one that was depended on, it is often difficult for one to even consider the next steps, yet alone know what those steps are.
You should be checking on your accounts as often as you review your estate plan. In general, we recommend an estate plan review every three to five years. Any change in life circumstances or family, or changes in the law, will warrant a review of your plan as well.
Not all estates require a probate or full administration proceeding in New York State. A small estate proceeding, also known as a Voluntary Administration, is a simplified Surrogate’s Court procedure. Voluntary Administration is available if the decedent died with or without a Will.
Medicare never covers the full cost of a skilled nursing facility. Medicare does not always provide 100 days of rehabilitation, it will pay “up to” 100 days.
A Fair Hearing is how to challenge a determination made by a local social services agency (“Agency”). An Administrative Law Judge from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Office (“OTDA”) precedes over the hearing.
When purchasing investment property, it is better not to own the property in your personal name. Both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a Corporation (Corp) offer creditor protection.
The legalities surrounding a Last Will and Testament stem from Roman times, when six witnesses affixed their personal seals to a Will. The Will was later validated by examining these seals to make sure they remained intact.
In The Media
De-Clutter Your Life!
This past Tuesday, October 27th 2015, over 35 of our clients joined us for the “Retired Senior Volunteer Program” (RSVP) presentation on De-Cluttering your life. RSVP’s mission is to provide diverse volunteer opportunities for people 55 and older.October 30, 2015
Nancy Burner & Associates, P.C. Attorneys Named to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers list
We are pleased to announce that Nancy Burner, Esq. has been selected to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers list for an eighth year. Additionally, Britt Burner, Esq. and Robin Daleo Burner, Esq. have been honored as Super Lawyers Rising Stars.October 21, 2015
Nancy Burner has been named by “New York Super Lawyers” magazine as one of the top attorneys in the State of New York for 2013
Nancy Burner has been named by New York Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in the state of New York for 2013. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.February 21, 2014
Estate planning is all about preparation and ensuring that your assets are distributed in line with your wishes. It’s a comfort knowing your loved ones will be cared for just as you intend. However, life’s unpredictability sometimes throws a curveball. What if a beneficiary becomes disabled after you’ve finalized your estate plan?
Burner Law Group, P.C. has been serving Suffolk County and the greater New York area for more than 28 years. As a client-first, community-driven boutique trust and estates law firm, we know the value of growth and partnership.
Estate planning involves careful consideration of various factors to ensure that your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes. One element that can add an extra layer of flexibility and protection to your trust is the inclusion of a Trust Protector.
Everyone knows the statistics – almost 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. Second and third marriages fail at an even higher rate.
Mental illness refers to a wide range of conditions that affect an individual’s mood, thinking, and behavior. These conditions can affect a person’s ability to function in daily life and can vary in severity from mild to severe.
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated families across the United States, leaving countless people grappling with loss, grief, and unanswered questions. If you’re one of the many people who have lost a loved one to COVID-19, you may be wondering if there is any recourse you can take against the nursing home where your loved one lived.