Life insurance can be a key component in an estate plan. Whenever I think about this tool, the words that come to mind are security, liquidity, and non-probate. Let’s discuss how each of these...Read Full Post
What Is New York’s Mental Hygiene Law?
New York state passed the Mental Hygiene Law in 1972, creating a broad legal framework to address the needs and rights of the mentally disabled and incapacitated, as well as public concerns. The NY...Read Full Post
Who Can Serve As a Health Care Proxy in New York?
When it comes to your health care decisions, the person whose opinion matters the most is you. Medical decisions will directly affect your life, so it’s important to solidify what decisions are best for...Read Full Post
Expected Rise in Real Estate Activity in NYC as U.S. Borders Reopen
The United States opened its borders to international visitors on November 8, ending a 20-month travel ban initially instated to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. As airlines gear up for a surge in...Read Full Post
What Does It Mean to Administer an Estate?
Administering an estate is the important process of managing a person’s assets and liabilities after they die. Estate administration involves several key steps that can be difficult to understand or carry out without the...Read Full Post
Chaves Perlowitz Luftig Sponsors God's Love We Deliver
The attorneys at Chaves Perlowitz Luftig LLP are proud to sponsor God’s Love We Deliver, a wonderful charity that brings meals to the chronically ill in New York City. Every year, the organization delivers...Read Full Post
How Long Does Probate Last in New York?
If you’ve lost a loved one, probate might be required to settle their affairs and distribute their estate. Because this process can be time-consuming, families frequently ask, “How long does it take for probate...Read Full Post
How to Compete with an All-Cash Offer
Many of today’s home buyers with the means to do so will use cash offers to attract sellers who want to avoid financing issues and enjoy expedited closings. If the terms are the same...Read Full Post
Attorney Andrew Luftig from Chaves Perlowitz Luftig Receives 2021 SuperLawyers Award
Chaves Perlowitz Luftig, LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Andrew Luftig has been selected as a recipient of a 2021 SuperLawyers Award. SuperLawyers is a highly regarded legal rating service that is part...Read Full Post
Understanding Guardianship in New York
Many of us have family members who eventually cannot manage their affairs. A degenerative illness, a serious injury, a developmental disability, among other circumstances, are why guardianship proceedings exist in New York. Understanding guardianship...Read Full Post