Christina authored two articles for the New York State Bar Association’s Elder and Special Needs Law Journal, titled “A Tax Map for Your MAPT” (Winter 2021) and “Testamentary Capacity and the Elusive Lucid Interval, With Tips for Assessing Capacity During the Covid-19 Pandemic” (Winter 2020). Christina also co-authored an article for the New York State Bar Journal, “Proving Diminished Mental Capacity Post-Death” (January 2017) and authored four Articles for the Nassau Lawyer, “Grantor Trusts: Who Pays the Tax?” (December 2021), “I Don’t Qualify for Community Medicaid Because I Have Too Much Income” (March 2021), “My Spouse Cut Me Out of the Will – Now What?” (March 2020), and “Post Community Medicaid Approval” (June 2019).
Christina concentrates her efforts on asset protection, Medicaid applications, accountings, and drafting various estate planning documents for our clients with a focus on tax issues. Christina is eligible for court appointments pursuant to Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge of the New York State Unified Court System to serve as Court Evaluator, Counsel for the Guardian, and Guardian Ad Litem.Christina has also presented at various adult education programs both on elder law and estate planning.
Christina is a longtime resident of Suffolk County, where she is raising her family and enjoying all it has to offer. She looks forward to giving back to her local communities.
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