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Nursing Facilities Can’t Ask Family, Others to Guarantee Payment

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Sept. 8, 2022 reminder to nursing facilities that the Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA) prohibits them from “requesting or requiring that a third party personally guarantee payment to the facility as a condition of a resident’s admission or continued stay in the facility.” “Nursing homes that participate […]


Matthew Sponheimer Joins Cramer & Anderson as Trust & Estate Associate

Attorney Matthew J. Sponheimer has joined Cramer & Anderson as a Trust & Estate Associate, working with Partner Joshua Weinshank in the firm’s Ridgefield office and focusing on Estate Planning, wills and trusts, Medicaid planning, and Elder Law issues. Attorney Sponheimer is also experienced in the designation of health care agents, powers of attorney, HIPPA  information release


ABLE Disabilities Savings Act Goes Online in Connecticut

The federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which helps those with disabilities create savings or investment accounts to pay for qualifying expenses tax free, is finally up and running in Connecticut. The ABLE Act was signed into law in 2014, and Connecticut Public Act 15-80 was passed in 2015 to implement the law by


Estate Planning Is Up With Everyone Social Distancing at Home

Forbes is reporting a rise in estate planning as most Americans remain sequestered at home to stay safe from the COVID-19 coronavirus and have time to take care of personal and financial matters they have been putting off.   “Many people are reaching out to execute estate plans they have put off finalizing and signing,” the story says. “Others

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New Milford End of Life Panel Discussion Features Cramer & Anderson

Cramer & Anderson Partners Randy DiBella and Josh Weinshank are participating in an End of Life Expert Panel Discussion March 18 at the Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. “Making ‘End of Life’ decisions can be heart-breaking, confusing and even frightening,” an event flier says. “To help you make the best choices for your loved one, we’ve compiled

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Ridgefield Symphony Event: Attorney Weinshank on Estate Planning

Attorney Josh Weinshank, Resident Partner in Cramer & Anderson’s Ridgefield office and the firm’s Fairfield County Trust and Estate Planning and Administration Group Leader, is giving a special presentation Oct. 16 on tax efficient charitable giving and estate planning. The event is sponsored by the Ridgefield Orchestra Foundation (ROF). Entitled Estate Planning: Protect Your Assets and Smart

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