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We have experience with all types of family law matters.

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Make your aging parents' Health Care Proxies are accessible and is up to date.

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NY Aging Parents' Health Care Proxy infoA well-structured Estate Plan must consider the possibility that your parents will be alive but incapacitated and unable to make their own financial or health care decisions. A Health Care Proxy (“HCP”) is the document in New York which allows your parents to select a person (called an “agent”) to make their health care decisions in the event they are unable to do so.

Make sure your aging parent’s power of attorney is up to date.

If your parents’ POA predates 2010, it is time that they sign a new one!

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Power of AttorneyA power of attorney (a “POA”) is widely used for financial and estate planning purposes and for avoiding the expense of guardianship in the event incapacity of the person granting the power (called a “principal”). The POA grants to another person (called an “agent”) broad authority to access the principal’s personal financial information; to sell or dispose of the principal’s property; to change ownership of the principal’s accounts and property; and to change beneficiary designations on life insurance and retirement accounts.

Landmark case from New York’s highest court expands definition of what it means to be a parent.

The Court held that a “non-biological, non-adoptive parent” has standing to petition for custody and visitation.

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NY's Highest Court Redefines ParentThe Court of Appeals issued a ruling on August 30, 2016 entitled In the Matter of Brooke S.B. vs. Elizabeth A. C.C. (28 NY3d 1, 2016 NY Slip Op. 05903) which overturned the case of Matter of Alison D. v. Virginia M. (77NY2d 651, 572 NE2d 27, 569 NYS2d 586) decided in 1991. In Matter of Alison D., the Court of Appeals held that in an unmarried couple, a partner without a biological or adoptive relation to a child is not the child’s “parent” for purposes of standing to seek custody or visitation under New York law.

Top Five Actions Needed to Protect the Future of an Aging Parent.

It is inevitable that in the life cycle of every family children will be called upon to assist parents to manage their affairs.

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5 Things you need to know to protect your aging parentsIt is inevitable that in the life cycle of every family children will be called upon to assist parents to manage their affairs. Whether it is diminished physical mobility or diminished mental capacity, most often children are called upon (willingly or otherwise) to become involved with the life of their parents. Typically it is chores and errands! 

New York’s Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

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On September 29, 2016, a bill was signed into law by Governor Cuomo adding Article 13-A to the New York Estates Powers and Trust Law (the “EPTL”). This legislation is the New York version of the “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act” (the “Act”) which nineteen (19) other states have also enacted into law.
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Special Needs Planning: A Guide for Families in New York with a Loved One with a Disability.
George H. Gray.

 

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Estate Planning and Administration: A Simple Guide for New Yorkers. George H. Gray

 


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Planning for the Future Webinar Series

In 2016, George Gray presented a 3-Part webinar series on Planning for the Future. It was made possible through collaboration with Starbridge, a Rochester, NY social services organization. Contact George Gray to learn more about these webinars. Contact Us

Part 1:  Guardianship
October 6, 2016.  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Part 2:  Power of Attorney
October 20, 2016.  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Part 3:  ABLE Accounts
November 3, 2016.  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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