Financial Abuse and the Elderly
Details: The seminar will begin with a background on elder fraud and abuse and how to protect the elderly through the execution of essential estate planning documents (including: Durable General Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, Last Wills and Testaments, Trusts). The focus of the discussion will highlight the pitfalls of poorly executed documents, undue influence, financial misappropriation and the impact on the victim’s access to care and health insurance.
We will discuss using guardianship proceedings under NY law (those commenced in Supreme Court and Surrogate’s Court) to protect the elderly.
Speaker: Diana Choy-Shan, Esq.
Partner, Cona Elder Law
Diana Choy-Shan is a Partner at Cona Elder Law. Ms. Choy-Shan concentrates her practice in Elder Law and Estate Planning,government benefits eligibility, handling complex Medicaid cases, Fair Hearings, Article 78 proceedings, Guardianships and resolution of all issues related to resident financial accounts and health care facility reimbursement and recovery.