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Hon. Gail Prudenti Selected as a Top Lawyer in Long Island

We're excited to announce that Hon. Gail Prudenti has be recognized by the Long Island Herald as a 2024 Top Lawyer of Long Island award recipient for her excellence in the Trusts and Estates practice area.

April 22, 2024
New Parents Estate Planning

My husband and I are expecting our first child. We do not have a lot of assets but we do have retirement plans, insurance policies and a house. Everyone keeps telling us that we need a Will. Is that necessary?

September 8, 2014
Spousal Improverishment

My husband is currently receiving services through the Community Medicaid program. He is using a Pooled Income Trust to preserve his excess income. I heard that there are changes that may affect his ability to use the Pooled Income Trust in the future, is this correct?

August 29, 2014
Why College Age Young Adults Need a Health Care Proxy and Durable Power of Attorney

My son just turned 18 and is heading off to college in about two weeks. The college is located upstate. Are there any legal documents he should execute before he leaves?

August 27, 2014
VA Healthcare

All of the attention in the news recently about the Veteran’s Administration Health Care System has made me wonder whether I am entitled to any assistance with paying for my prescriptions drugs?

June 19, 2014
New NY Estate Tax Law

New York’s Estate Tax law has just seen its most dramatic change in recent memory. Finally, the exemption has increased from $1,000,000.00 where it has remained since 2002, with the exemption set to increase annually until it matches the federal estate tax exemption in 2019.

April 21, 2014
Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

Clients often ask this question and our answer is always the same, no matter how your property is titled it is still necessary to have a comprehensive Power of Attorney document in place. A Power of Attorney is a document in which a person (the Principal) can designate an Agent (an Attorney-in-Fact) to act on his or her behalf with respect to financial or legal matters.

March 28, 2014
Community Medicaid Income Options

Assuming your father meets the asset requirements for Medicaid, his income will not hinder his ability to qualify for Medicaid benefits. More importantly, he will be able to receive the homecare benefits without losing his monthly income.

March 3, 2014
Annuities and Medicaid

This week’s column is a continuation of our column from last week where we answered questions regarding tax-deferred annuities, the different types and the tax benefits and consequences of purchasing or owning one. Included in the questions posed last week was “what are the Medicaid implications for the owner of an annuity.”

February 19, 2014
Descendants Trusts

As an Elder Law attorney, many clients consult with me with regard to trust planning to protect assets from the cost of long term care. However, many clients do not realize trusts can also be used to protect assets for your children.

February 19, 2014
Completing IRA Beneficiary Designation Forms

For every IRA you should complete a beneficiary designation form. Keep a copy of the form(s) among your important papers. Do not rely on the financial institution to keep copies.

January 27, 2014

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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