How can a life insurance plan complement your estate planning?

January 29, 2022 | Estate Planning

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...

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What Is New York’s Mental Hygiene Law?

January 21, 2022 | Uncategorized

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...

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Who Can Serve As a Health Care Proxy in New York?

December 28, 2021 | Estate Planning

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...

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Expected Rise in Real Estate Activity in NYC as U.S. Borders Reopen

December 3, 2021 | Real Estate

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...

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What Does It Mean to Administer an Estate?

November 11, 2021 | Estate Planning

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...

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Chaves Perlowitz Luftig Sponsors God's Love We Deliver

November 9, 2021 | Firm News & Updates

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...

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How Long Does Probate Last in New York?

October 26, 2021 | Probate

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...

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How to Compete with an All-Cash Offer

October 18, 2021 | Real Estate

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...

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Attorney Andrew Luftig from Chaves Perlowitz Luftig Receives 2021 SuperLawyers Award

October 15, 2021 | Firm News & Updates

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...

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Understanding Guardianship in New York

October 13, 2021 | Estate Planning

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...

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