Careful Preparation Of Your Advance Directives

Advance directives allow you to designate a trusted family member or friend to make decisions for you in the event you become incapacitated. Without advance directives in place, your loved ones may be left with vexing questions as to how to handle your medical treatment or financial affairs. These questions can lead to contentious disputes.

At the Law Office of Amy Posner, I help my clients establish advance directives such as health care proxies and durable powers of attorney. I can help you create an estate plan that helps you prepare for the uncertainties of the future.

Contact the Law Office of Amy Posner today at 212-385-1951 to arrange a consultation with an advance directives lawyer serving Manhattan.

Advance Directives

Some of the most common advance directives I assist my clients with include:

  • Health care proxy: A health care proxy allows you to designate a "health care agent" who will make medical decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated. The health care agent can only make decisions for you once your doctor has confirmed that you are incapacitated.
  • Durable power of attorney: A durable power of attorney appoints a trusted person to make decisions on your behalf. "Durable" means that the decision-making authority will remain with this person after you become incapacitated.
  • Do-not-resuscitate order: A do-not-resuscitate order only expresses your wish to forego cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event your heart or lungs stop functioning.

Advance directives affect sensitive matters and should be handled with care. As your elder law attorney, I will work with you personally to help you understand all of the options available to you, and make the decisions that are right for you and your loved ones.

Someone To Answer Your Durable Power Of Attorney Questions

If you need a lawyer to help you establish a durable power of attorney or advance directive, I am here for you. Contact my law office today online, or by telephone at 212-385-1951 to speak with a knowledgeable New York City advance directives lawyer. I represent clients in Manhattan and throughout the New York City metropolitan area.