New York recently enacted into law a bill which allows the cremated remains of a pet to be buried with their owner.
Now, there is one issue you can remove from the list of concerns related to planning for the future of your elderly parents. New York recently enacted into law a bill which allows the cremated remains of a pet to be buried with their owner in a cemetery meant for people. Religious cemeteries are exempt, and cemeteries are not obligated to accept animals.
Later this year, persons with a disability will be allowed to establish a savings account.
Later this year, persons with a disability will be allowed to establish a savings account called an “Achieving Better Life Experience,” or ABLE Account. These accounts will allow a person with a disability to set aside up to $14,000 per year to be used for the purpose of meeting the “qualified disability expenses.”
House of Representatives Bill Amended on September 20, 2016
A first party supplemental needs trust allows a person with a disability limited access to resources without affecting his or her means-tested government benefits. It allows a person with a disability who has received, for example, an inheritance, an award of back benefits or a personal injury award to enjoy the bounty of the inheritance or award without jeopardizing the receipt or amount of those benefits.
A new law was passed by the New York State legislature and signed by the Governor on September 25, 2015 which portends significant changes to the law of divorce in this state, particularly in the awarding and calculation of spousal maintenance. This article will highlight those areas of the law that will affect parties involved in a divorce in this state. In 2010, the Domestic Relations law was changed to provide a starting point for calculating temporary spousal maintenance; that is during the pendency of a divorce action only.
This is the sixth installment in a number of articles which are based upon my book Special Needs Planning: A Simple Guide for Families in New York with a Loved One with a Disability published by Graylake Publishing and released in October, 2014. The book is a response to inquiries from family members and those who support them about how best to provide for a loved one with a disability. While my primary focus is the legal aspects of the process, I have realized in my work that the process for providing a secure future for a loved one is far broader in scope. In this installment, I will further explore the third element of a AVision for the Future.@