Advance Directives - Make Your Wishes Known
Consideration for the Ones You Leave Behind
Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to convey your wishes regarding medical care and end-of-life decisions now, before these situations actually arise. There are different situations that may leave a person incapacitated and unable to make certain decisions. End-of-life planning is an important issue to consider, particularly if you are over 65 or have children. You may have certain wishes that you would like carried out in regard to your estate or may have concerns about medical care, such as a DNR (do not resuscitate) order. You can address these with the help of our lead attorney, Steven Melnik, who can assist you in creating advance directives that address your unique needs.
Melnik Law Group, PLLC handles advance directives for clients in Brooklyn, Manhattan and throughout New York City in the following areas:
- Durable Power of Attorney: you may appoint someone to act on your behalf if you are unable to do so yourself. This may include authorizing this person to handle financial matters, real estate, banking, insurance and possibly more.
- Health Care Proxy: you can name someone to act as your health care proxy to make medical decisions if you are unable to do so.
- Living Will: this involves issues in regard to your wishes of action taken to sustain life in the event of an accident or health condition. You may accept or refuse medical care and can address issues in your living will such as a do not resuscitate order, organ donation, tissue donation, and the use of dialysis or breathing machines.
To find out more about how we can assist you in establishing a living will, power of attorney or health care proxy, contact attorney Melnik at our offices today.