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John O'Grady

The Law Offices of John J. O'Grady PLLC

John O'Grady

The Law Offices of John J. O'Grady PLLC

John O'Grady

The Law Offices of John J. O'Grady PLLC

The Law Offices of John J. O’Grady, PLLC, provides LEGAL SERVICES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, services that address people's most personal matters in a personal manner, including:

  • Elder Law and Estate Planning, including asset protection, Medicaid planning and tax planning, and the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorneys with significantly expanded powers, Living, Wills and Health Care Proxies designed to accomplish these goals;
  • Special Needs Planning for children and adults with disabilities to ensure that any current or future government benefits for the disabled person are maintained so that available assets can be spent for necessities and luxuries that are not covered by those benefits;
  • Representation in the sale or purchase of real estate;
  • Probate and Estate Administration to efficiently transfer the assets of loved ones to intended beneficiaries.

You are always invited to ask me any questions about law that you have. I maintain a network of attorneys, including those who specialize in personal injury and medical malpractice, business law and transactions, matrimonial and family law, labor and employment law, tax and estate planning, real property zoning and development, traffic violations and criminal defense, and other professionals, including financial planners, accountants, tax preparation professionals, insurance and real estate agents, appraisers, insurance and mortgage brokers, home inspection experts, Medicaid application specialists, and geriatric care managers, so that I can respond to all the needs of my clients.    I would be most appreciative of requests for assistance from you, your family, or your friends.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

I maintain the following professional memberships to ensure that I have the latest and best information available for exceptional representation:

The New York State Bar Association, including membership in three sections, Elder Law, Estate Planning and Real Property. These sections each provide a quarterly newsletter full of information specific to their practice, as well as an online forum for the constant exchange of questions, information and advice. The forums greatly expand the amount and breadth of input on any issue. 

The Association has its own monthly Law Journal and provides weekly updates on cases of interest as well as a monthly digest of landmark legal decisions. It also provides some of the best Continuing Legal Education available, routinely showcasing the most prominent attorneys in the field coupled with comprehensive materials consistent with the Association's many practice publications. 

The Nassau County Bar Association, including the Elder Law Committee. That committee meets once a month to provide information useful on a local level and hosts a monthly luncheon that allows members to exchange questions, information and ideas in a relaxed and personal setting. 

The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, a national organization that has a daily online message board that expands my access to information and assistance to a national scope, and which hosts national conferences and has both a monthly and quarterly publication. 

Elder Law Answers, another national organization that provides me with weekly updates and additional access to material and the national roster of elder law attorneys.

The Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association

The Chaminade Alumni Lawyers Association

The Catholic Lawyers Guild 

Firm Description

We provide LEGAL SERVICES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, including:

  • ELDER LAW AND ESTATE PLANNING
  • Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney for tax and
  • financial savings,asset protection and Medicaid planning
  • Living Wills and Health Care Proxies to maintain dignity
  • Standby Guardianships for parents of minor children
  • Long Term Planning Planning and Advice about Estate,
  • Gift and Income Taxation
  • PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
  • REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
  • Representing sellers and purchasers of houses,
  • condominiums and coops
  • QUESTIONS ON ALL MATTERS OF LAW ARE WELCOME

Hours

Day From To
Monday 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 5:30 PM

Cost

What Is an Elder Law Attorney?

Main Office

GARDEN CITY OFFICE
1205 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

FLORAL PARK OFFICE
22 Verbena Avenue
Floral Park, NY 11001

1205 Franklin Avenue
Suite LL7
Garden City, NY 11530

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

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Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

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ElderLaw 101
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Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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