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Andrew H. Hook, CELA, CFP®
Estate Planning for Blended Families

Oast & Hook assists clients with their estate and long-term care planning. Typically, clients are looking for assistance in solving complex and difficult problems. These problems include: Paying for uninsured medical and long-term care services; assuming...

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Richard A. Jamison
Time to Look at Roth IRAs Again

This might be the time for you to rethink Roth IRAs. The financial meltdown – pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime event – created what will probably be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Converting a traditional IRA to a Roth could make economic...

LexisNexis Estate and Elder Law Community Staff
Adult Adoption as an Estate Planning Tool

Adult adoption can be utilized as an estate planning tool to secure inheritance rights for the adoptee or to formalize an existing parent-child relationship. In recent years, adult adoptions have become more popular as a mechanism to provide protection...

LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff
Phil Bernstein on Changes in New York Power of Attorney Law

On this edition, Philip Bernstein of Garden City, N.Y. discusses some of the recent changes in New York power of attorney law, including what led to the revisions, differences from past forms and the impact of the new provisions. Copyright© 2009...

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Marc Soss
New Developments Impact Estate Planning for Same Gender Couples

Over the years, estate planning attorneys have drafted documents for same sex couples (legally married, civil union, or domestic partnership) without knowledge of whether the couple's relationship would ever receive federal recognition. Only couples...

Aaron Skloff
Partnership Qualified Long Term Care Insurance Policies

Some insurance companies offer Partnership Qualified long term care insurance policies. Following is an explanation of what those policies entail and what advantages they may provide, as well as background on the New York State Partnership for Long Term...