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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.

October 6, 2023
What is a split shift and why is it so hard to get?

Community Medicaid is a government funded, need-based program that cover’s long term care services in one’s home. This means that recipients who qualify can have a home health aide help them in their home.

May 11, 2022
2023 Will Bring Expanded Eligibility for Community Medicaid

Change is coming! The New York State Fiscal Year 2023 budget expands the ability for New Yorkers to qualify for Medicaid if they are 65+ years old, blind or disabled. Effective January 1, 2023, the allowable amounts for income and assets are increasing.

April 18, 2022
Nursing Home Medicaid

If your loved one needs care now or in the future, how do you pay for it? Britt Burner discusses nursing home Medicaid eligibility and requirements.

April 18, 2022
Tax Season is the Perfect Time for Estate Planning

Spring is here and so is tax season. The income tax filing deadline this year is April 18, 2022.

April 6, 2022
Rights of a Surviving Spouse

Pursuant to New York State law, you cannot completely disinherit a spouse. A surviving spouse at the time of a decedent’s death has a statutory right to inherit an “elective share” of the deceased spouse’s assets.

April 6, 2022
Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship Explained

When you buy a real estate with someone in New York State there are three ways you could take title: (i) as tenants in common; (ii) as joint tenants with rights of survivorship; or (iii) if married, as tenants by the entirety.

March 30, 2022
Fixing an Old Trust to Avoid Capital Gains Tax for Heirs

One of the most disruptive proposals put forth last year by Congress was the elimination of the tax-free basis step up at death. Luckily for many of our clients, the legislation was never enacted.

March 25, 2022
What to Expect at Your Estate Planning Consultation

An estate planning consultation is not everyone’s idea of a good time. In some cases, people have put off estate planning for years – if not decades. Discussing the taboo triad of aging, death and money makes people uncomfortable.

March 2, 2022
Dying without a Will in New York State

Passing away without a Will is known as dying “intestate.” Many people mistakenly believe that if they die without a Will their assets go to the State.

February 25, 2022
Non-Fungible Tokens in Your Estate Plan

Although cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have gone mainstream, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were relatively unknown until 2021. You may have heard about “Bored Apes” worth tens of thousands of dollars, “CryptoKitties” breeding, or artist Beeple selling an NFT for $69 million through Christies auction house.

February 25, 2022

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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?

September 8, 2023 Read Article

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.

July 21, 2023 Read Article

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.

July 14, 2023 Read Article

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.

May 15, 2023 Read Article

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.

April 3, 2023 Read Article

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.

March 24, 2023 Read Article