Consultation

Your initial consultation with Elaine Turley is perhaps the most important step in the legal representation our firm will provide. It is at this meeting that we will determine how our firm can help you achieve your goals, needs and wishes. We will often request that you complete a questionnaire prior to your appointment and will always ask you to bring documentation relevant to the representation you seek to our first meeting.

It is our goal to provide you with the most personal, professional and skilled representation in the most cost effective manner. An effective initial consultation is the means to achieving this goal.

While most consultations are scheduled at our main office in Ronkonkoma, arrangements can be made to schedule your appointment at our office in Forest Hills, Queens or at the home or nursing home when necessary.

Please select a link on the right for the legal assistance you require to see a list of documents you will bring to your initial consultation.

Medicaid Planning or Estate
and Life Planning

If you require assistance with Medicaid Planning or Estate and Life Planning, Elaine will identify the nature and extent of the property you own, the people in your life and your relationships with them, and how your property and loved ones fit into your plan. Elaine will examine your existing planning documents such as your Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, Statutory Gifts Rider, Health Care Proxy, Living Will and any trusts you may have created.

If your consultation involves a loved one who may be in need of a Guardian, we will discuss the physical or cognitive limitations which make a Guardian necessary, as well as the plans the person has made in advance for incapacity.

If your consultation is for an Estate Administration proceeding, we will discuss family relationships and assets of the decedent. Elaine will need to examine the Last Will and Testament of the decedent and statements of all accounts owned by the decedent at the date of death.

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Medicaid and Asset Protection Planning

Preserving Government Benefits – Special / Supplemental Needs Trusts

Medicaid Applications

Guardianship MHL Article 81

Estate Planning (and Life Planning)

Estate Administration