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Many parents are generous to their children and grandchildren and the holidays may have resulted in an extra big gift this year. Don’t worry about the taxes. Usually the giver pays them, but it’s not likely that your parents owe anything to Uncle Sam. If you are lucky enough to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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The last quarter of 2018 has been quite a dizzying ride, with headlines rattling even the most optimistic of us. Let’s take a look at the coming year’s hot topics. It’s that time of year, when New Year’s resolutions and predictions for the coming year are on everyone’s mind. In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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Few performers could match Tim Conway for making fellow actors break character and dissolve into giggles, as he did on The Carol Burnett Show in the 1970s. His ad-libs were enough to send everyone on stage and in the audience into uncontrollable laughter. However, as funny as Conway was on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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Lots of checks get written on December 31, when people accustomed to supporting charitable organizations make their annual donation. However, giving can be part of an effective tax and estate plan throughout the year. Did you know that summer is actually the hardest time of the year for families in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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IT'S OFFICIAL!! Grimaldi & Yeung LLP is the Dime Best of Brooklyn winner! THE BEST LAW FIRM and BEST LAWYER 2019 We are very proud to announce this honor as the only law firm and lawyer to win this award. As always, we will continue to provide the best service... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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The official estate and gift tax limits for 2019 were announced by the IRS. The news for high-net worth families is good. The estate and gift tax exemption will be $11.4 million per individual and $22.8 million for married couples. There will be no changes to the annual gift exclusion... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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People spend decades saving, tracking their account, and hoping they have enough money for their retirement. However, there’s often a missing piece—sometimes more than one! How is your retirement planning going? No, we aren’t asking about your retirement accounts, although those are important. Savings are important but your missing piece... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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The real question isn’t if you need life insurance. The question is, what type of insurance do you need? Life insurance is one of those things that you are advised to buy the minute you have a spouse or children who count on your income. This type of insurance is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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Nursing home residents are vulnerable. To protect a loved one who lives in a nursing home, you’ll need to know what the facilities are and are not permitted to do, and what actions to take, if necessary. A nursing home is defined by Medicare as a special facility or part... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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On November 1st, the Internal Revenue Service announced limitation changes for pension and retirements plans beginning January 1, 2019. Due to an increase in the cost of living, many of the limits were increased, with a few remaining at the 2018 levels. Individual Retirement Account (“IRA”) contribution limits and SIMPLE... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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Many confuse Medicare with Medicaid and vice versa but they are two vastly different programs. Here are some of the main differences between Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare Generally, Medicare is a health insurance for senior citizens. It is a health plan offered by the Federal government when a person turns... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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Lucky enough to find love the second time around? Wonderful. Want to protect your children’s inheritance? Here’s one estate planning option to address this concern. Estate planning for couples in second marriages, when each spouse has children from a prior marriage, requires a few extra planning steps. When each spouse... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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It’s all in the details. Life insurance proceeds are income tax free. If you are the beneficiary of an insurance policy, you will not have to pay income taxes when you receive the life insurance proceeds. However, Kiplinger’s recent article, “Myth: Life Insurance is NOT Taxable,” explains that life insurance... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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Over the years we gather paper clippings, documents and bank statements. We try to discard some of this ever increasing pile. It is difficult knowing which financial and personal paperwork you need to keep or what to discard. To help you with this difficult task, here is a suggested list... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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If you receive a call from the Social Security Administration ("SSA") asking for your personal information in order to increase your benefits payments or threatening to cut off your benefits if you don't give them your information, be cautious. Scammers are now spoofing SSA's customer service number to try and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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By Young Mee Kim Jun, JD, LMSW Effective January 2019, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made changes to Medicare rules, particularly related to Part C and Part D. Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage Plan (MA), is a Medicare coverage offered through private companies. When... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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Many people who have pets care for them and even consider their pets as close as children. They want to make sure their pets are taken care of, if they should become incapacitated or pass away. These owners feel that it is their responsibility to provide for their pet’s costs... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”) recently posted an article titled "Winning Against a Stacked Deck: Medicare Hospital Discharge Appeal", which discusses hospital discharge appeals for Medicare beneficiaries and how understanding the regulations that make it difficult to win an appeal is vital to successful advocacy. Our partner,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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Did you know that November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver's Month? CaringKind, an organization dedicated to creating, delivering and promoting inclusive and compassionate care and support services for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s (and related dementias) and eradicating the disease through the advancement of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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The New York Community Trust recently held a cyber security briefing where financial and cyber security experts spoke about ways to stay safe online and ways to reduce the risk of identity theft. Grimaldi and Yeung's partner, Judith Grimaldi, is a member of the New York Community Trust Women's Advisory... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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Today's Housing Symposium featuring Eloy van Hal of de Hogeweyk in the Netherlands was a huge success! The attendees experienced the Netherlands community which allows individuals with dementia to live life as usual. That was the main focus. Our challenge is to bring this to the NY metro area. Mr.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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We congratulate our partners, Judith D. Grimaldi and Pauline Yeung-Ha on their latest Super Lawyers honor! Congratulations also to Naomi Levin, Senior Associate, on once again named Super Lawyer Rising Star! The Super Lawyers listed in the October 21st issue of New York Times Magazine. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
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Judith D. Grimaldi, as Chair of the Elder Law & Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association, presided at the 2018 Fall Meeting held in Park Ridge, New Jersey. The conference included such relevant topics as: Medicaid/Medicare, Senior Housing, Maximizing Retirement Resources, Changing Tax Environment, Managed Long... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung
Monday, October 22, 2018 New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 8:30 am-1:00 pm Breakfast is at 8:30 am. Program starts at 9:00 am Featured Speaker: Eloy van Hal, Founder and Senior Managing Consultant of De Hogeweyk, Weesp, the Netherlands. Eloy van Hal will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Grimaldi & Yeung