Tag Archives: elder law

Protecting the Family Home

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney When a loved one becomes ill, there are many issues that must be dealt with. First and foremost are decisions regarding the person’s health and the type of care needed. This … Continue reading

Third-Party Special Needs Trusts: Peace of Mind for Caregivers

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney We are all aware of the importance of getting our family’s financial and legal affairs in order. For family members of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, the importance of doing advance planning … Continue reading

You have the Power: Power of Attorney

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document in which one person (in legal terms, “the principal”) appoints another person (“the agent”) to act on behalf of the principal. It allows … Continue reading

Advance Directives: Ensure your Wishes are Honored

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions … Continue reading

Common Estate Planning Errors

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney It is essential for individuals to address their estate planning sooner rather than later. However, it is equally important to make sure that the planning is done correctly. Too often, people … Continue reading

How to Find and Select an Elder Law Attorney

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Often, legal issues take a backseat to medical issues, quality of care, caregiver … Continue reading

Elder Law Attorneys Offer Senior Citizens Hope

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney Recently, I spoke to a group of seniors. Someone in attendance asked the following question: What is elder law? Here is how I responded. Elder law focuses on the fact that many … Continue reading

Medicare, Medicaid and Alzheimer’s

What You Should Know About Medicaid Eligibility by NY Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Bernard A. Krooks Long-term care costs can devastate a family. The national average for nursing home costs is approximately $75,000 per year … Continue reading

How to Find and Select an Elder Law Attorney

If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Often, legal issues take a back seat to medical issues, quality of care, caregiver issues, respite and the like. However, properly addressing … Continue reading

Elder Law Attorneys

What is an Elder Law Attorney? Elder law attorneys focus on the special legal needs of older persons and persons with disability to protect their autonomy, quality of life and financial security as they age. Most elder law attorneys do … Continue reading