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Nov 8, 2019

Have you ever been concerned about an aging parent who seems to be making “bad” decisions? Or, have you thought about who will look after your children should something tragic happen? These are difficult scenarios to think about, but guardianships can offer peace of mind.

In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Eric Einhart, Partner of Russo Law Group, P.C., Long Island’s Signature Elder Law, Special Needs, and Estate Planning Law Firm.

About Eric

Eric focuses on the areas of Elder Law, Special Needs, and Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, Guardianship, and Real Estate. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. Eric is admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars. He is also a member of ElderCounsel and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), where he serves on the Programs and Publications committee, he is the Vice-Chair of the Tax Section, and he is Editor-in-chief of the NAELA News.

Eric is a sought-after writer and speaker. He has written articles and blog posts for the NAELA News, Nassau Lawyer, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Tax Section Blog, MassMutual Special Care Planners, The Student Appeal, and the VJRussoLaw Blog. Eric has also presented numerous seminars on Elder Law and Trust and Estate Administration to a national audience and locally in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties to both consumers and professionals.

About the Interview

In a society that deeply values the notion of independence and personal autonomy, there are many legal issues related to independence and personal autonomy that arise when a person loses capacity. Depending on whether the appropriate legal planning is already in place, the loss of capacity may result in the need for a court-appointed guardian.

Eric will discuss the topic of Guardianships and answer common questions such as:

  • What is a guardianship?
  • When is it needed?
  • What does a Guardian do?
  • What is the process to be appointed Guardian?
  • Who can be appointed guardian?
  • What are the costs involved?
  • What can be done to avoid a guardianship?

About Russo Law Group, P.C.

The Russo Law Group is comprised of a team of elder law attorneys, estate planning attorneys, and special needs (disability) attorneys have represented the elderly and persons with special needs/disabilities and their families since 1985. In most professional occupations there is no replacement for experience. At Russo Law Group, P.C., our caring and compassionate staff have been involved in literally thousands of cases. Our experience is your protection. To contact Eric or learn more about Russo Law Group, visit