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Be assured that your loved ones will be taken care of and trust Kaminetzky Law & Mediation, P.C. with all of your estate planning needs. Come up with a plan of action now – our firm can help you plan the future of your estate. Together, we will devise a plan that properly handles your financial and healthcare decisions and that designates your assets to whomever you choose. Find out more about estate planning in our blog posts below, or come in for a consultation to learn more about how we can help you prepare an adequate plan.

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Mediation of Estate Issues

By | June 28th, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning, Mediation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending a continuing education class on the use of mediation in Estate cases. Having been drafting estate plans for years and also being an experienced divorce mediator, [...]

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Do You Know the Story of Saint Valentine?

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |

Back in the days of the Romans, a law was passed that the soldiers were not allowed to get married because it was believed that romance would take their minds off of the battle and [...]

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How I Practice: An Interview with the New York State Bar Association

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Divorce Law, Estate Planning, Mediation, Small Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I am very honored to have had the opportunity to sit down with the New York State Bar Association and share how I practice law and organize my business. NYSBA has wonderful resources on their [...]

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What is a Waiver of Estate Rights?

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Divorce Law, Estate Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In New York, your spouse has something called a right of election. What this means is that no matter what you want to leave them in your will, they have a right to $50,000 plus [...]

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“Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright”…Or Is It?

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Estate Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bob Marley, the singer famous for the song Three Little Birds, whose chorus was: “Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright” passed away on May 11th,1981, without a will, with [...]

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Have the Talk Before You Take the Walk

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Divorce Law, Estate Planning, Small Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Most couples get together based on attraction, discuss one or two main expectations or goals, fall in love and decide to get married. They then focus on wedding plans, thinking that if they can negotiate [...]

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What is an In Terrorem or “No Contest” Clause?

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Estate Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

My late mother used to say no one owes you an inheritance, but what did she mean? Wouldn’t most people expect to inherit from their parent? The answer is that a will reflects the testator’s [...]

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Why Annulment is Not Easier than Getting Divorced in New York

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Divorce Law, Estate Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When New York required fault grounds prior to 2010, people who were married only a short time and had no children might have considered annulment rather than divorce proceedings. Now that New York has divorce [...]

Alternative Dispute Resolution – Mediation and Arbitration

By | December 11th, 2015|Categories: Construction, Divorce Law, Estate Planning, Mediation|

Mediation is in the news a lot lately, especially for divorce, as a more peaceful way to end a relationship. Mediation, however, is not just about ending relationships but part of a growing area of [...]

What Should be on Every College Student’s Back-to-School List, but Probably Isn’t

By | August 14th, 2015|Categories: Estate Planning|

Heading off to college soon or sending your child off in the coming weeks? The back-to-school season is in full swing and many parents are preparing for their child to go off to college. Students [...]

Planning For Divorce with Retirement in Mind

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: Divorce Law, Estate Planning|

Clients often need to plan for divorce with retirement in mind. In the past, I have explained the importance that custody and child support agreements may play in a divorce. Clients without young families, however, [...]