Advanced Directives in Long Island
Sheryll Law, P.C. creates advanced directives to help clients ensure their health care and financial needs are met if they become incapacitated.
Advanced Directives in Long Island
Accidents happen and unforeseen circumstances arise everyday. Advanced directives eliminate overburdening your loved ones with choices they may regret.
Consulting with an estate and trust attorney to design a cohesive advanced directives plan,
allows you to dictate your wishes and the care you will receive if you become incapacitated. Along with ensuring your final wishes are honored, these directives also help your loved ones navigate the difficult process.
Sheryll Law, P.C. can design and create a plan that incorporates advanced directives so your medical and financial needs are planned for.
Options for Advanced Directives
Sheryll Law, P.C. can create the advanced directives you need for your estate plan. Advanced directives include:
- Living will
- Health care proxy
- Power of attorney
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LONG ISLAND HEALTH CARE PROXY
A Health Care Proxy designates a trusted individual that can step in and make healthcare decisions if you can not. Your health care proxy should know your wishes and desires to honor them. Your health care proxy will stay up-to-date on your medical treatments to make decisions as needed.
Your Long Island advanced directives attorney can provide important guidance to prepare for unforeseen circumstances. Your attorney might recommend choosing an alternate agent who can step in if your first choice isn’t available. Your attorney can also help update your health care proxy if needed.
LIVING WILLS IN LONG ISLAND
Your Long Island advanced directives attorney can help ensure your end-of-life wishes are honored by drafting a living will. Your wishes can include preferences about end-of-life care and life sustaining treatments. A Living Will can address treatment for mechanical respiration, blood transfusions, artificial nutrition, and more.
Your Living Will goes into effect if you are unable to make healthcare decisions for yourself. Your health care provider will use it as a guide for medical treatment. Without such a document, your loved ones might have to make decisions on your behalf without knowing what you want. This is stressful and can lead to guilt and self-doubt. If you want to avoid putting stress on your family, reach out to a Long Island advanced directives attorney.
DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY
Your advanced directive lawyer can also help you safeguard your finances and property if you become incapacitated through a durable power of attorney. You will use this document to appoint someone to handle your financial matters if you cannot do so. If you become incapacitated, the appointee can take care of finacial matters including paying hospital bills, mortgages and taxes. As with most elements of an estate plan, your attorney can map out the details of your durable power of attorney.
A LIVING WILL PLUS A HEALTH CARE PROXY
A Living Will enhances a Health Care Proxy to specifically address end of life care. A thoughtful health care proxy appoints a designated caretaker to adhere to your medical documents removing the opportunity for interpretation. Your Long Island advanced directives attorney can create both documents to help you ensure that your wishes are met, and your family does not have to make stressful decisions for you.