Suzan Herskowitz was raised in The Bronx, New York. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Tech University School of Law. Ms. Herskowitz has been focusing in wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives, business formation and elder law for more than 25 years and is licensed in Virginia, West Virginia, Florida and Texas. I was a resident of Frederick County, Virginia from 2000 until February 2013 when I moved to the Historic District of the City of Winchester, Virginia.
The Law Office of
Suzan D. Herskowitz, P.L .L .C.
2400 Valley Avenue, Suite 16
Winchester, VA 22601
Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives, business formation and elder law.
Licensed to practice in Virginia, West Virginia, Florida and Texas.
From the Blog
After mom or dad moves in with you, you have to consider many things. One thing I talk a lot about (okay, maybe I even harp on it) is making sure that you have a power of attorney for finances and another one for medical care. Let’s be honest about this first, you will have to […]
If you missed me on The Valley Business Today at lunchtime today, you’re in luck! Here’s a link to the podcast. I really enjoyed being on the air with Norma Jean Shaw to discuss National Healthcare Decisions Day and elder law abuse. Podcast Link on The River 95.3 And for those that couldn’t write […]
National Healthcare Decisions Day is this Saturday, April 16th and the theme for this year is “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.” How well I know that. Families do not plan in advance for the worst case scenario. I wish I didn’t have to tromp through the halls of hospitals and nursing […]
Having a parent move in with you is a life-altering experience, and unless your parent is unaware of her surroundings, that experience is had by both of you! In most instances, your mom (or dad) really doesn’t want to move in with you. She may resent having to move in. She may be embarrassed that she […]
Yesterday I read this article in The Guardian about David Bowie and found it really interesting and frankly, profound. I never thought of End-of-Life issues in quite this way before. I’ve dealt with end of life peripherally when my grandparents died and when my step-parents were ill and died, mostly because my parents dealt with […]
Thompson Reuters Checkpoint has projected what it believes the transfer tax amounts will be for 2016 based on the average Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the 12-month period ending on August 31, 2015. Thompson Reuters Projected Transfer Tax Amounts These figures are not official and the Internal Revenue Service will not release the actual figures until […]
A court in New York has held that a nursing home may sue a son for breach of contract for non-payment of his mother’s bill. The son signed the agreement as the responsible party. According to the court this made him personally liable for the bill although he doesn’t have to use his own money […]
I’ve been struggling with writing a blog post about death and dying recently. I know that seems strange since I am an estate and elder lawyer but lately this very subject has hit close to home. Now that my dad has cancer it has hit much too close to home. (He knows I was going […]
This would be a game changer. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) introduced a bill to amend the section of the Medicaid law dealing with the treatment of income. It would provide that if the annuity pays income solely to the community spouse (the spouse that is at home), one-half of the income will be considered available […]
According to research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the risk of injury to children in car crashes was 50% lower when grandparents were behind the wheel. “It was the exact opposite of what we expected to find,” says Fred Henretig, lead author of the study and a staff physician in the emergency department at […]