elder law minute

The Elder Law Minute: How Will The Election Results Affect Seniors?
Business Ron Fatoullah 12/23/2012 at 12:48PM

By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Yan Lian Kuang-Maoga, Esq. Now that President Barack Obama has won a second term, what does it mean for seniors? What impact, if any, are seniors to expect with regard to long-term care costs and estate taxes? The good news is that his re-election means Medicare and Medicaid as [...]

The Elder Law Minute: Gift tax exclusion will increase to $14,000 in 2013
Business Ron Fatoullah 11/24/2012 at 12:43PM

By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Debby Rosenfeld, Esq. The annual gift tax exclusion will increase from $13,000 to $14,000 effective January 1, 2013. In other words, an individual will be able to gift $14,000 per person (a couple may give $28,000) per recipient every calendar year without any gift tax ramifications whatsoever. Therefore, a [...]

The Elder Law Minute: Do I Have the Right to Die?
News Ron Fatoullah 11/10/2012 at 9:03AM

By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Lian Kuang, Esq. On October 5, 2012, a New York Appeals Court ruled in support of SungEun Grace Lee (Grace), a 28 year old banker who wanted to be taken off life support and allowed to die. Grace, who has terminal brain cancer, is paralyzed from the neck down [...]