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Advanced Cancer: What Happens to My Medical Debt After I Die?

by Vivienne Duncan, DirectorDecember 18, 2018

Advanced cancer and medical debt A majority of New Yorkers will leave behind some amount of debt when they pass on. For those diagnosed with cancer, and especially those with advanced cancer, this may be of particular concern as they embark on medical treatment that could significantly impact their own, and their family’s, financial stability. … Continue reading Advanced Cancer: What Happens to My Medical Debt After I Die?

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Aging in Place: What Documents Do I Need and What Happens After My Death

by Marisa Guerrero, Project CoordinatorJuly 11, 2018

As we age, we find ourselves asking important questions such as: Should I have a plan in place to prepare for a health emergency? What happens if I become incapacitated? What happens after I die? The questions that accompany aging may seem daunting. That’s why the City Bar Justice Center’s Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) has … Continue reading Aging in Place: What Documents Do I Need and What Happens After My Death

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Planning and Estates Law Project Emergency Initiative

by CBJC StaffOctober 25, 2017

The Planning and Estates Law Project of the City Bar Justice Center is a resource for New Yorkers in need. PELP provides low-income New Yorkers with free legal assistance by preparing documents, providing assistance with probating wills and administering estates, and offering guidance on related matters.

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Protecting Your Home from Deed Theft

by Marisa Guerrero, Project CoordinatorFebruary 10, 2017

Did you inherit your home after a family member passed away? Do you think you now own the home? Are you sure? You may think you own your home, but if you inherited the property from a deceased family member, it is possible that you are not yet the legal homeowner.

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The Importance of Updating Beneficiary Designations

by CBJC StaffAugust 30, 2016

Have you ever worked for the City of New York? The MTA? The New York City Transit Authority, New York City Housing Authority, or New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation? As an employee, you may have been eligible to pension benefits through the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS).

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The Informant: Matters Relating to the Death Certificate – by Pamela Ehrenkranz

by CBJC StaffApril 22, 2016

Life is fleeting, but the information on a death certificate crystallizes certain information for time immemorial. Truthful reporting of the information contained in the death certificate is, therefore, critical if the record is to be true and correct.

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“We’re Here!” – Addressing Life Planning Needs of LGBT Seniors

by CBJC StaffSeptember 16, 2015

Scenario: Judy is retired and her long-term companion Mavis has been unable to work in her later years because of a disability. They have no children and live alone in a modest co-op apartment that Mavis purchased decades earlier.

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When You Should Have a New York Durable Power of Attorney

by CBJC StaffJune 2, 2015

A power of attorney (“PoA”) is a special form that permits another person (the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) to act on behalf of you (the “principal”). Any person over age 18 and competent can sign a PoA.

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Ten Things to Do When a Family Member Dies

by CBJC StaffFebruary 17, 2015

As anyone who has been through it knows, the stress of losing a family member is compounded by the details that must be attended to in its wake. The City Bar Justice Center’s Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) has helped more than 270 low-income New Yorkers since 2013 with important legal issues when a family loses or is about to lose a loved one.

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