How to Get Paid While Taking Care of a Family Member in New York

As our loved ones age and need additional assistance, we often do our best to assist in their regular care needs.  However, many New York residents struggle mentally and financially while caring for their family members. To provide support for both the individual receiving care and the caregiver, an alternative...

How to Add Your Vacation Home to Your Estate Plan

The treasured memories built within the walls of your vacation home are priceless and preserve the essence of your family and life. While you may only visit the property on special occasions, holidays, and weekends, ensuring the home stays in the family is vital in upholding long-lasting traditions. Estate planning...

What Happens to Your Social Media Accounts When You Pass Away?

Whether promoting a business or sharing memories, social media has become an intricate part of most people’s daily lives. After spending hours building an online presence, you may question what happens to these accounts after you pass away. While the circumstances depend on the platform, most social media companies allow...

It’s Time to “Spring Clean” Your Estate Plan

Spring is the season of new beginnings and fresh starts and if you are like us, motivation to clean out your closets, declutter the house – and update your estate planning documents. While spring cleaning and estate planning may seem like unrelated tasks, they have more in common than you...

Senior Housing Options

As we age, many of us start to consider what our housing options might be in the future. Whether you're looking to downsize, move closer to family, or access additional care and services, there are a variety of senior housing options available. In this article, we'll explore some of the...

Planning for Your Pets

We are animal lovers at Fratello Law! Including your pets in your estate plan is important to ensure that they are cared for in the event of your incapacity or death. Here are some steps you can take to plan for your pets:Identify a caregiver: The first step is to identify a...

Why Does an Executor Need an Estate Lawyer?

An executor of an estate is an appointed individual who administers the last will and testament of a deceased person. These individuals spend long hours carrying out their detailed instructions, paying off the deceased’s debts, and managing their affairs. With so many tasks and responsibilities associated with a last will...

Tips for Caring for a Parent with Dementia

Caring for a parent or loved one with dementia can be a challenging and emotional experience. Dementia can affect people in different ways, depending upon the underlying causes, any additional health conditions, and the state of the person’s cognitive function before becoming ill. Symptoms can become worse over time, while...