One only needs to observe life's daily interactions to conclude that pets have become an integral part of the lives of many. It is virtually impossible to go to a mall or airport without encountering someone who has a pet or two in tow. In Westchester County, the importance of pets has been readily apparent for over a century. For almost 120 years, Hartsdale has been the home of what is now recognized as the oldest pet cemetery in the nation. Thus, the question most pet owners' face is what steps they can undertake to ensure that their pet or other domestic animal is properly provided for in the event of their demise.
On Friday, June 17, elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, Esq., managing partner of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP of White Plains and Somers, was honored with the Honorable Richard J. Daronco Distinguished Service Award at the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County's 33rd Annual Dinner Dance. The event, held at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle, raised funds for the non-profit's scholarship program, which awards thousands annually to deserving Italian-American law students.
Every year thousands of Americans grapple with excruciatingly painful terminal illnesses. For many of these individuals, the thought of their lives being unnecessarily prolonged is abhorrent. On May 23, New York became one step closer to allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with the New York State Assembly Health Committee's passage of the Medical Aid in Dying Act.