If you are seeking elder law or estate planning assistance, contact NY Elder Law Group today to get started.
At NY Elder Law Group, our team is ready to assist you in creating a will and trust, avoiding probate, determining your estate taxes, and making sure that you have a power of attorney and healthcare proxy in place. It is important to plan your estate, no matter how old you are, so that your wishes can be fulfilled in the event of your incapacitation or death.
When creating an estate plan, you will want to include the following:
While there are a lot of resources available to you on the web that suggest that you can make these documents yourself, hiring an estate planning attorney can make a huge difference in your estate planning process. An estate planning attorney has the experience you need to properly curate your documents and ensure that your estate is protected in the event of your incapacitation or death.
An estate planning attorney will help you with the following:
If you are trying to plan you or your loved ones’ estate but do not know where to start, NY Elder Law Group can help. Our experienced legal professionals have the knowledge it takes to craft estate planning documents to put you and your family at ease. Contact us today for a free consultation to start planning your estate.
You do not necessarily need to have a lot of assets to plan your estate. Estate planning is important for anyone who wants to ensure that their property and assets are managed and distributed according to their wishes after passing. Even if you have few assets, estate planning can help you address important issues such as guardianship of minor children, medical directives, and end-of-life decisions.
Yes, you can have more than one power of attorney. Having multiple powers of attorney can be a good idea to ensure that your affairs are correctly managed if one person is unavailable or unable to fulfill their duties. You can appoint multiple individuals as co-agents or name different agents to handle different aspects of your affairs, such as financial and healthcare matters.
Yes, you can change your healthcare proxy at any time. It's important to review and update your healthcare proxy regularly to ensure your wishes are accurately represented. You can change your healthcare proxy by creating a new document that revokes the old one or creating a new document that specifically amends or replaces the old one. It's important to discuss any changes with your healthcare proxy and providers, to ensure that they understand and can carry out your wishes.
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