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Elder Law & Determination of Legal Capacity

Date posted: October 7, 2014

The law in New York recognizes adults as people age 18 and older. It is at this time when people have the right to manage their own affairs and conduct business, which includes making health care decisions. All adults and emancipated minors have the ability to make their own healthcare choices, unless they are proven […]

Estate Planning and Alzheimer’s Disease

Date posted: September 11, 2014

When a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, the practical and legal considerations often are not the first concern. However, considering the degenerative nature of the disease, estate planning will be the best way to ensure your wishes or your loved ones wishes are met. The estate planning attorneys at Schwartz, Fang & Keating can help […]

NYS Estate Tax Alert

Date posted: August 18, 2014

Schwartz Fang & Keating P.C. of New York is a team of attorneys that are proficient in estate tax, estate planning and probate law. We are happy to provide our clients with information regarding estate tax changes in New York State. Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently signed legislation intended to reduce the estate tax incentives […]

Transferring Property to Minors

Date posted: June 9, 2014

When you meet with your estate planning attorney to discuss ownership and management of property it will always require contracts to be involved. Generally, minors cannot enter into contracts. Therefore, usually minors cannot manage or own property. Sometimes minors may not even be able to receive property.   There are some practical exceptions that Schwartz […]

Transferring Property Outright vs. In Trust

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When you choose the estate planning and probate attorneys at Schwartz Fang & Keating, P.C., we will discuss with you the number of advantages to utilizing a trust. Every client’s needs are different, so it is best to meet with us to discuss your options. There are some points of information that we will discuss […]