Elder and Special Needs Law Journal

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  • About this Publication

    The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal (formerly the Elder Law Attorney) features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of elder law on such topics as long-term care, Article 81, advance directives, Medicaid, SNTs, guardianship, Social Security, tax issues, and estate planning. Edited by David I. Kronenberg, Esq., and Adrienne J. Arkontaky Esq., the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published quarterly by the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

    The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published as a benefit for members of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission.
    © New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 2161-5292 (print)  ISSN 2161-5306 (online)

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    Winter 2015

    Message from the Chair
    Richard A. Weinblatt

    Message from the Co-Editors in Chief
    Adrienne Arkontaky and David Kronenberg

    Avoiding Minefields on the Homefront: The Veterans Administration, Veterans Benefits and How Attorneys Can Help Our Veterans Navigate the Field Safely
    William A. Doherty

    Updates to the New York State Family Offense Petition Provide New Protections from Financial Exploitation

    Sarah Duval

    Advance Directives: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
    Ellen G. Makofsky

    Speaking for the AIP Who Lacks a Voice: How to Serve as Counsel for the AIP

    Keri Mahoney

    Recent Tax Bits and Pieces
    David R. Okrent

    Resolving Conflicts Among Multiple Surrogates Under the Family Health Care Decisions Act
    Patricia L. Angley

    Recent New York Cases
    Judith B. Raskin

    Guardianship New: Rarely Discussed Financial Concerns
    Robert Kruger