|JOAN S. ARBITER|
Joan S. Arbiter
Melville, New York
Elder Law is Not Just for the Elderly
The time to start planning is NOW
Well drafted comprehensive advance directives (Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and Living Wills), Last Wills and Testaments and various types of trusts are vital to everyone at any age. These documents help to insure that an individual's wishes are known and honored and can potentially avoid costly legal problems in the future.
Often clients do not seek the advice of an Elder Law attorney until they are in a crisis. While there frequently still are options in a crisis situation, early planning usually results in a more favorable outcome - often at a lower cost.
Regardless of your health or the size of your estate, it is important to plan for the future. You cannot put a price on peace of mind.
Joan S. Arbiter earned her law degree from St. John's University School of Law and has been in practice for over 20 years. Having been formerly associated with a well-known Elder law firm, Ms. Arbiter has extensive experience handling matters of Medicaid planning and applications, estate planning and administration, supplemental needs trusts, other types of trust and estate matters and guardianships. She also has an extensive background in real estate matters having represented buyers, sellers, lenders, and title companies as in house counsel. Ms. Arbiter is committed to respecting the dignity, needs and wishes of her clients in a compassionate and professional manner.
"I am dedicated to preserving the dignity of those who need care and respecting their wishes."