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Clients met in Southampton, NY by elder law attorney

Yesterday, Futterman & Lanza, LLP met with two potential clients at our Southampton, NY office. One family from Montauk, NY came in to discuss their estate planning documents which will include their last wills, health care proxies, living wills, and powers of attorney with statutory gifts riders. We also discussed using a Medicaid Asset Protection…

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Client in Huntington Hospital (Huntington, NY) visited by elder law attorney

When an old client missed his appointment last week, we feared the worst. Thank goodness, we heard from the client and learned that he was doing well, but still in the hospital. Today, Futterman & Lanza, LLP visited our client at Huntington Hospital to discuss finalizing updates to his estate planning documents which include his…

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Clients from West Islip, NY finalize their estate plan with elder law attorneys

On Friday, Futterman & Lanza, LLP finalized estate planning documents for a lovely couple living in West Islip, NY. They executed their last wills, health care proxies, living wills, and powers of attorney with statutory gifts riders. Within their last wills, they created testamentary trusts to provide for certain family members that have difficulty handling…

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Estate planning and asset protection planning with couple from Copiague, NY

Futterman & Lanza, LLP met a couple from Copiague, NY to discuss estate planning and asset protection. They were extremely interested in learning about an asset protection trust (Medicaid asset protection trust) to protect their home in the event they needed to enter and pay for a nursing home. We were happy to oblige but…

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Helping another family from Smithtown protect their assets

Futterman & Lanza, LLP finalized estate planning documents for a lovely couple living in Smithtown, NY. They executed their last wills, health care proxies, living wills, and powers of attorney with statutory gifts rider. They also executed a Medicaid asset protection trust to protect their home in the event they ever needed to enter a…

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2018 Medicaid Regional Rates

Effective January 1, 2018, Medicaid regional rates for calculating transfer penalty periods for 2018 were increased from 2017. The regional rates are: Long Island $13,053 New York City $12,319 Northern Metropolitan $12,428 Rochester $11,692 Northeastern $10,719 Western $10,239 Central $9,722 These rates are based on average nursing home costs in each of the seven regions…

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