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About Michael Giannasca

Michael Giannasca and Brian Miller are attorneys with the law firm of Giannasca & Shook, PLLC. The Elder Law & Estate Planning Group of the firm handles all aspects of Elder Law including wills & probate, trusts & estates, Medicaid planning, guardianships, estate administration and litigation, and asset protection. Mr. Giannasca and Mr. Miller are members of Elder Counsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Trusts & Estates Section and the Elder Law Committees of the Westchester County Bar Association; 1 Barker Avenue, Suite 325, White Plains, NY 10601; 914-872-6000.
Latest Posts | By Michael Giannasca
The Importance of Living Wills
2 months ago

The Importance of Living Wills

In our previous article, Understanding a Health Care Proxy*, we followed Richard, an 81-year-old widower, who had named his daughter Beth as his Health Care Agent in his health care …
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A Health Care Proxy
3 months ago

A Health Care Proxy

Richard, an 81 year-old widower, has had his Will and advanced directive documents (Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Will) in order for some time. His daughter, Beth, …
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Is Dad Okay?
7 months ago

Is Dad Okay?

 

Often, clients will inquire about obtaining a guardianship for a parent (or other family member) that they feel may need some oversight. This is usually prompted by what the children …
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SECOND MARRIAGES
8 months ago

SECOND MARRIAGES

The complexities attending second marriages often times require special attention, particularly if there are children from a prior marriage, significant age differences or medical conditions, or if one spouse has …
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MEDICAID ASSET PROTECTION TRUSTS
10 months ago

MEDICAID ASSET PROTECTION TRUSTS

Many people recognize the importance of implementing traditional estate planning techniques such as having a will or revocable trust, executing a durable power of attorney and preparing advance health care …
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