a person pouring wine into a wine glass on a table

Our Blog

Excellence. Compassion.
Integrity.

HomeBlog

Latest News

Probate Litigation – When Is it Worth it to Challenge a Last Will and Testament?

If you are considering challenging the probate of a last will and testament, there are several factors to consider.

May 29, 2024
What Is an Inventory of Assets?

I am the Executor of my father’s Estate. The Surrogate’s Court has asked me to provide them with an “Inventory of Assets”. What is an Inventory of Assets?

April 12, 2015
Do I Lose Everything If My Spouse Applies for Medicaid to Pay for a Nursing Home?

A common misconception of people researching the viability of Medicaid to pay for a Nursing Home is that the “well” spouse will be left with no assets. Despite Medicaid being a means tested program with strict income and asset requirements, there are protections for spouses who remain in the community.

February 25, 2015
VA Benefits

My father is a World World II Veteran. He is 89 years old and lives alone. Unfortunately, his health is declining and he needs some assistance with his activities of daily living. What benefits might be available to him?

February 12, 2015
2nd Annual Client Appreciation Event: Family Night at the Long Island Museum

This past Wednesday, August 26th 2015, over 350 of our clients and their families joined us for our 2nd Annual Client Appreciation Event: Family Night at the Long Island Museum.

January 16, 2015
FIDA: You Must Opt Out

Beginning in March 2015, if you are Medicare and Medicaid eligible (dual eligible) in Suffolk County, you will receive a notice alerting you of the option to enroll in a FIDA plan. FIDA stands for Fully Integrated Duals Advantage.

January 15, 2015
Update Your Simple Will

My parents are currently in their 80s and still have their Last Will and Testaments which were prepared 40 years ago. The Wills say that everything goes to the surviving spouse and then to their children if the spouse is deceased. Are these Wills still valid? Are there any updates which should be made?

January 2, 2015
How Can We Avoid Capital Gains?

I am considering creating an Irrevocable Trust to protect my house and other assets, but I am concerned about creating a situation where my children will have to pay Capital Gains tax.

December 24, 2014
Outright Transfer of Home

My friend suggested that I transfer my house to my children in case I need nursing home care in the future. Is this advisable?

December 3, 2014
A DIY Disaster in Estate Planning

As a recent first time homeowner, the phrase “Do It Yourself” or “DIY” takes me back to the late nights this past February of spackling, sanding and painting all of the walls in my house with my husband. We were fortunate that this was the only work that needed to be done.

November 17, 2014
Estate Planning for Second Marriages

My spouse and I each have children from previous marriages. While we want to provide for our surviving spouse when the first of us passes away, we want to ensure that each of our respective estates is ultimately going to our respective children. Is there a way to accomplish this?

September 17, 2014

In The Media

News Mentions

Our Blog

Thought Leadership

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