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291 Lake Avenue, St. James, NY 11780

Tel. (631)584-0100   Fax. (631)584-2304   Email: info@bollhoferlaw.com

Thank you for visiting our Internet site. Since 1985 we have been committed to providing clients with quality legal services for reasonable fees. Our services include representation in the areas of elder law, business, estate and Medicaid planning, including asset transfers and Medicaid applications, estate administration, real estate, corporate and commercial law and personal injury.

Please see our "Areas of Practice" page for a more comprehensive explanation of the services we offer.

Please see our "Articles" page for links to articles written by Mr. Bollhofer regarding subjects in the areas of his practice.

If you would like to make an appointment or have an inquiry, please call us or send an email to us from the "Contact Us" page.

The "Legal Resources" page contains links to various websites that may be useful to you.

DIGITAL ASSETS AND ACCOUNTS

There is now a statute in New York that details the rules for rights of access to digital assets and accounts of others. The safe way is to make sure it is all spelled out in a power of attorney and under a last will and testament. Read about it in the article in the "Estate Planning Section".

HOW TO BUY A HOME

Never a simple thing to do. We take you through it step-by-step in the article in the "Real Estate" section.

MEDICAID AND ELDER LAW: DEBUNKING THE MYTHS

There is much misunderstanding about these complex areas of law. Read about the more common issues we encounter in the article in the "Medicaid" section.

IRREVOCABLE TRUSTS

Yes, an Irrevocable Trust can be revoked, or amended,under the right circumstances. In Newsday's April 2, 2017 "Ask the Expert" column Mr. Bollhofer helped explain how. Read the column on the Articles page under "Estate Planning".

WRITTEN NOTICE IS NOW REQUIRED TELLING YOU WHAT YOUR "STATUS" IS AS A HOSPITAL PATIENT

Many people, especially those on Medicare, receive an unpleasant surprise in the form of a large bill when they are treated in a hospital but were not labeled "inpatient". Learn what "observation status" means, how to potentially avoid it, and the effect it has upon coverage for rehabilitation services after discharge. Read the articles in the "Medicare" section.

UPDATE ON MEDICAID MANAGED CARE

The home care and chronic care (nursing home) Medicaid programs in New York are now privatized. Managed Care companies control payments to all providers, including nursing homes. Read about these programs and possible effects on consumers in the "Articles" page under "Medicaid".

CHANGE TO STAR PROPERTY TAX PROGRAM

The method by which eligible homeowners in New York receive Star tax rebates has changed for those who are not already enrolled. Read about it in "Articles" page under "Real Estate".