Health Care Proxies And Powers Of Attorney

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Protecting Yourself And Your Loved Ones As You Age

Many of us are vulnerable in old age, and that is nothing to be ashamed of, but you can take proactive steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. Elder law protections create many opportunities to place safeguards in your life, both physically and financially, and Korsinsky & Klein, LLP helps you take advantage of every opportunity.

At Korsinsky & Klein, LLP, our attorneys are experienced, thoughtful and precise. We draw on a wide range of past work and knowledge to create a plan that accounts for your future in all aspects. If you are working on your estate plan or trying to keep your aging loved ones safe, contact us at 212-495-8133.

Proper Planning Is Multi-Faceted

When you are planning for the future, you must take a lot of issues into consideration. While you may be able to make your own decisions now, you may not always have the ability to assert your wishes due to an illness, disability or some other form of incapacitation that occurs in the future.

Ask yourself:

  • If you become ill, is there someone who can tell your doctors how you want to be treated?
  • If you cannot speak up for yourself, who will make important legal decisions for you?
  • If you no longer can care for yourself financially, who will step in to take care of your bills?

In order to ensure that you are properly prepared for that time, whenever it may come, it is important that you establish powers of attorney and healthcare directives. When you do this, you formally designate someone you trust to make important decisions on your behalf.

Power of attorney documents relate to your financial decisions. A durable power of attorney will become active upon notarization. Health care proxies or living wills, on the other hand, authorize an individual to make medical or other health care decisions on your behalf. All of these documents are extremely important to have and can protect your rights, health and property in the long run.

Prevent Conflict And Confusion. Name A Health Care Proxy Or Power Of Attorney Today

Whether you are young and healthy or elderly and terminally ill, the Brooklyn estate planning lawyers at Korsinsky & Klein, LLP, will assist you through the process of creating any health care proxy or related document. We will inform you of your rights and explain the responsibilities and duties of your agent so that all parties know what to expect in the event that your protections must be initiated.

By having an open and honest discussion about your personal wishes, your legal and health care agent will have a more appreciative understanding of your desires. Strong communication allows your agent to better follow your wishes and beliefs when you cannot state your preferences on your own. Contact us online or call 212-495-8133 so we can tell you more about our services.