Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele Attorney to Speak at NBI Online Seminar in April

Serving Families Throughout Melville

(MELVILLE, New York) Vivian Garrastegui, Elder Law Attorney and Partner at Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele, PLLC, is pleased to announce that she will be speaking at a live online seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI). The “Elder Law, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits Planning: The Complete New York Guide – Navigate Benefits Coverage, Procedure, and Forms” seminar will be held online on April 18, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Garrastegui will present at 9:00 a.m. and will be discussing “Ensuring Medicaid Eligibility While Preserving Assets.” Included topics are:

  • Medicaid LTC Eligibility Criteria: Excluded and Countable Assets
  • Spousal Protections
  • Asset Transfers, Gifts, Promissory Notes
  • Prepayment of Qualified Expenses
  • "Medicaid Pending" and Nursing Homes
  • Trusts in Medicaid Planning
  • Lookback Period Requirements

“I look forward to presenting at the upcoming April 18th NBI online seminar on the topic of ‘Ensuring Medicaid Eligibility While Preserving Assets.’ With the growing senior population in the United States,and the disabled individuals that require care, it is essential to leverage all Medicaid planning tools available to qualify clients and preserve family assets,” says Garrastegui.

Garrastegui was an adjunct professor for graduate studies at Adelphi University and has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of elder law; trusts and estates; Medicaid planning, Medicaid applications, and Medicaid fair hearings; probate and administration proceedings; all phases of contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings.

Garrastegui is an OCA Part 36 list fiduciary and has been appointed as a court examiner, court evaluator, guardian, and attorney for the incapacitated person in guardianship proceedings by the Appellate Division of the First and Second Departments. She is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Garrastegui is a member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and the Suffolk County, New York State, and Nassau County Bar Associations and is a Board member of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association

Garrastegui earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Long Island University and her J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School. She is also fluent in Spanish.

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About Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele, PLLC

Clients first entrusted us to help them with their estate planning and elder law issues over 30 years ago. Since then, we have expanded our practice to include real estate, but our focus continues to be on assisting clients with some of the most significant issues they will face in their lives.

As we age, we tend to worry more about our health, money, and family. Our firm is dedicated to helping clients make plans for a health crisis, preserve their assets, and provide for loved ones so clients can worry less about the future.

In real estate, we know that buying and selling a home are among the most significant transactions most individuals will make in their lives. Our goal is to assist clients through the entire process, advocate for their interests, and ensure a smooth closing.

By limiting our core practice to a few areas of law, we can offer the high-quality, comprehensive advice clients require to get the results they desire. Let us take the work and worry from you and provide you with the peace of mind you deserve. Contact us for a consultation today at (631) 519-9831.

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