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Advance Directives Attorney in New York

Make Your Wishes Known 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 elder law attorney, Steven Melnik, who can assist you in creating advance directives that address your unique needs.

Why you should have an Advance Directive

New York state passed a specific law that forces families or a loved one to make difficult medical decisions when you are unable to.The Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA ), which states that if a patient is incapacitated to make their own health decisions, the state will allow a family member or others that have been close to the patient to make decisions for their medical treatment and for their best interests. The decision maker would also be permitted to withdraw the patient from a life-sustaining treatment. These are not easy decisions to make and especially for your family and loved ones. Advanced Directives is a will that clarifies what medical decisions will be made when you are unable to. Have our elder lawyer attorneys help prepare your loved ones by creating a solid plan for your medical care, so they can avoid making difficult decisions about your future. Benefiting from an Advanced Directive

  • Gives your loved ones a peace of mind
  • Relieve stress
  • Minimizes family conflicts
Consult with our elder law attorneys to make sure that you are being taken care of when difficult situations arise.

Why Choose an NYC Elder Law Attorney from Melnik Law Group?

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 our New York elder law attorney can assist you in establishing a living will, power of attorney or health care proxy, contact attorney Melnik at our offices today.

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