New York Health Care Proxy Lawyer
We are the DePalo Law Firm and have Staten Island Power of Attorney Lawyers. We take an organized and step-by-step approach to estate planning matters, working to protect the personal and financial interests of each of my clients. If you are looking to establish a power of attorney or health care proxy, We can walk you through the legal process and explain your rights and options.
Powers of Attorney
When a power of attorney is established, one individual is given the legal right and responsibility to act on behalf of another individual in certain capacities. Elderly individuals, those living abroad or stationed overseas, or individuals hospitalized for a brief period of time may wish to appoint a power of attorney.
A power of attorney may be appointed to do any of the following:
- Sign real estate documents
- Pay bills
- Manage banking and financial transactions
- Enter into contracts
- Pursue legal action
A power of attorney can only complete tasks that are specifically stated in the legal document.
Health Care Proxies
A health care proxy (often referred to as a “living will” or a “health care directive”) is a legal agreement that grants one individual the responsibility of making important health care decisions on behalf of another individual who may be unable to do so independently. The main benefit of a health care proxy is to document the wishes of an individual to be carried out if one day he or she becomes unable to do so. That individual maintains control over his or her own health care matters up until he or she is determined to be incompetent.
For more information about establishing a power of attorney or health care proxy: Contact us online or call 718-213-4746. Our law office is located on 94 Hancock Street in Dongan Hills, Staten Island, New York.
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