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  • Irrevocable Trust Lawyers in Syracuse, NY

    Does New York’s Medicaid Look-Back Period Affect Me?

    When you or a loved one are thinking about Estate Planning involving a Trust – particularly an Irrevocable Trust – one must consider the 5-year look-back period, especially in situations where long-term nursing home care may be needed. The look-back period is a time frame during which Medicaid reviews asset transfers for nursing home long-term care applicants. As a result of a new legislative update, community-based services will now be impacted by New York’s Medicaid look-back rule. This wou

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  • Probate Lawyer in Syracuse, NY

    Navigating the Aftermath: What to Do When a Family Member Dies Without a Will

    Losing a family member is an extremely difficult experience. In a time of grief, having to deal with a complicated legal system tends to make things more chaotic and stressful, especially in cases where a loved one has died with no Will. This is why it is critically important for every adult to have a fully updated Will in place, regardless of your current health, age, or financial status. Even if your loved one did not leave a Will, you have options and resources available to you. The identi

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  • Commercial Eviction Lawyer in Syracuse, NY

    Commercial Eviction Lawyer in Syracuse, NY

    The commercial eviction process in Syracuse, and New York State in general can be complex. The Landlord Services Team at MCV Law will guide and help you understand the commercial eviction process. The commercial eviction laws differ from residential evictions in New York State. The importance in hiring an experienced eviction attorney is key for commercial landlords operating at any scale when it comes to initiating an eviction proceeding of any kind. In New York State, the legal grounds fo

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  • How does work history impact SSDI eligibility? Social Security Disability law firm in Syracuse, NY

    How Does My Work History Impact My Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    If you suffer from an injury or chronic condition that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. However, more is needed to establish your eligibility than just a diagnosis. One of the most critical factors that goes into determining your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits is your work history. Understanding the interplay between work history and SSDI eligibility is very important for anyone applying for benefits. Contact

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  • Estate Planning Lawyers in Syracuse, NY

    New York Estate Planning Law in 2024: Hot Topics and Possible Legislative Updates

    As we settle into 2024, it is important to be aware of some potential changes to New York's Estate Planning laws that are likely to be under discussion among policymakers over the course of the year. If estate taxes change, consider updating your Will. One possible legislative update involves taxation. The federal government and New York State government regularly modify the structures, rates, and thresholds associated with estate taxes. Legislators often base these modifications on economic

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