November 2018

The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) recently changed its eligibility criteria for individuals seeking OPWDD services in New York. These services can be life-changing for individuals with disabilities.

Effective October 2018, OPWDD now requires a physician's written confirmation that an applicant has a qualifying diagnosis to support an application for OPWDD funded services.

This workshop is designed for families of individuals with disabilities who are in the process of preparing for transition as well as professionals involved in the transition planning process. Join us for a program that addresses the basics on guardianship, ABLE accounts, special needs trusts, and agencies that can guide parents, guardians and professionals in planning for the student's future needs.   
Littman Krooks partner, Amy C. O'Hara, Esq., to present.  
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 2:00PM  
Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) | 2nd Floor Conference Room
10 County Center Road, White Plains, NY 10607
Please click here to register for this event.  For more information, call Jessica Baumann at 845.228.7457 x1108 or email  

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. In fact, most people can benefit by having an estate plan. Proper estate planning can maximize the actual value of the assets that you will pass on to heirs and beneficiaries. It also provides the opportunity to make informed decisions concerning how assets and health care decisions should be handled during one's lifetime.
However, many people make critical mistakes in the estate planning process. These include:
  • not preparing for "what if" scenarios
  • failure to properly title assets and update beneficiary designations
  • failure to plan for incapacity
  • not reviewing estate planning documents on a regular basis
  • not putting enough thought into naming fiduciaries
  • failure to consider tax planning
Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  
Littman Krooks partner, Amy C. O'Hara, Esq., to present.

Registration is required for this event.
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