Jessica R. Amelar, Esq.
New York Country Surrogate's Court, New York, NY
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.
Littman Krooks LLP
New York, NY
• Learn to draft a basic will
• Have at your fingertips a sample will, letters and checklists
• Understand the many distinct fields encountered by elder law practitioners
The Elder Law practice guide has been completely updated and redesigned and is now part of the New York Lawyers' Practical Skills Series, which now includes Forms on CD.
The 2013-2014 release is current through the 2013 New York legislative session. This practice guide, written by Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and Jessica R. Amelar, Esq. is conveniently organized into two parts.
The first part examines the scope and practice of elder law in New York State, covering areas such as Medicaid, long-term care insurance, powers of attorney and health care proxies. Part two gives the attorney a step-by-step overview of the drafting of a will, from the initial client interview to the will execution. This publication, which provides a sample will, sample representation letters and numerous checklists, forms and exhibits, is even more valuable with the inclusion of Forms on CD.
Elder law is one of the most challenging and rewarding practice areas. With the aging of the Baby Boomers, and the rapid growth of the number of senior citizens, elder law practitioners have stepped in to fill the gaps in the more traditional practice areas. Elder law cuts across many distinct fields including (1) benefits law, (2) trusts and estates, (3) personal injury, (4) family law, (5) real estate, (6) taxation, (7) guardianship law, (8) insurance law and (9) constitutional law.
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