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Guardianship- Different Strokes for Different Folks Article 81 Guardianship

Guardianship — Different Strokes for Different Folks Article 81 Guardianships In our last issue of “A Step Ahead,” we provided information regarding Article 17 and 17-A guardianships. In this issue, we will address the “other” New York guardianship proceeding, the Article 81 guardianship.   First, it is important to remember that estate planning is not...

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Mistakes Executors Make

Executors are bound by a bewildering array of responsibilities and duties. There is no official training manual, at least not one designed for the public, and they are often challenged by the conflicting demands of the job. Here are some common pitfalls that executors should avoid. Failing to read, understand and follow the terms of...

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Guardianship- Different Strokes for Different Folks

Generally speaking, guardianship is a legal relationship, authorized by a Court, under which one person, the “guardian,” has the right and duty to care for another, the “ward,” and/or their property. In New York, there are three (3) different types of guardianship proceedings, each suited to a different set of circumstances.  Article 17 of the...

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Spring Cleaning Time to Review and Renew

Tax season is over! Spring has FINALLY sprung! It’s time to “review and renew.” Each spring, we at Berwitz & DiTata LLP encourage our clients, friends and “would be” friends to focus on estate planning, refresh those resolutions and stop pro-crastinating. We call it our annual “Review and Renew” program. If you have never created...

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Understanding Home Care: A Guide

Our clients are frequently confused by the various types of services that fall under the general term “home care.” Generally, home care helps disabled adults and chronically ill or cognitively challenged seniors live independently for as long as possible, given the limits of their medical condition. It covers a wide range of services and is...

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Considering An Anatomical Donation?

Have you ever considered donating your body to science? Sometimes clients, who have been diagnosed with a debilitating illness, have a family history of disease or some other personal connection to medical research, have decided to donate their body, after death, for scientific research. Most clients, those who have had no personal connection with a...

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How To Help Someone You Love When They Grieve

We are pleased to be sponsoring an unusually powerful, educational evening. We hope that many of our clients and friends, and perhaps their friends and family, will join us. With exceptional grace, good-natured humor, and rock-solid science, Amy Florian teaches people how to support their friends and family in times of grief, loss, and transition....