Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy
New York Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy Lawyer
When people think about a durable power of attorney, they frequently believe that it includes a health care proxy. This is not true. These are two separate documents, and a power of attorney document often specifically excludes health care decisions. The McMahon Law Firm has helped hundreds of people understand the difference between durable power of attorney and health care proxy documents. We take great pride in drafting comprehensive estate planning documents that meet our clients' exact needs.
The founder of our firm, attorney Steve McMahon, has concentrated on elder law and asset protection issues for 17 years. He understands the importance of having someone you trust look after your affairs in the event of your incapacitation.
To learn more about the benefits and differences between a durable power of attorney and a health care proxy, please contact our office in Syracuse, New York, at 315-254-2161 for a consultation.
New York Durable Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney gives a designated person the legal right to handle your affairs if you become incapacitated, incompetent or disabled. For older Americans a durable power of attorney is an invaluable tool in protecting the assets you have spent a lifetime creating.
Starting September 1, 2009, the laws in New York regarding power of attorneys changed, becoming more complex and difficult to understand. We are familiar with these changes and can effectively explain how they apply to your situation.
Syracuse Health Proxy Lawyer
A health care proxy gives a designated person the authority to make decisions regarding your health should you become incapacitated. The individual you select to have medical power of attorney will make the majority of your health care decisions at a critical time in your life. It is therefore extremely important to choose someone you trust and to discuss the health care decisions you want made.
A health care proxy applies to all types of medical care except artificial nutrition and hydration (feeding tubes). Artificial nutrition and hydration will not be withheld or withdrawn unless your wishes in this regard have been made known to your agent. However, a statement can be made in your health care proxy regarding this choice.
If you or a member of your family needs an experienced elder law attorney to draft a durable power of attorney and healthcare proxy, please contact a lawyer at the McMahon Law Firm, in Syracuse, New York. We are committed to helping our clients secure their future.
We draft durable power of attorney and healthcare proxy documents for clients throughout Upstate New York, including Onondaga County, Cayuga County, Oswego, Oneida County and the cities of Syracuse, Camillus, and Auburn.