Do You Need An Advance Directive Or Power Of Attorney?

Planning for the future isn't always simple. When you have your affairs in order, however, the future seems a little less intimidating. Those who know how they'd like things to play out usually start by setting up the legal groundwork — and that includes having an advance directive and power of attorney firmly in place.

At Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, our dedicated team of estate planning attorneys is privileged to serve our friends and neighbors with grounded legal advocacy. Westchester County is an engaging locale for families, professionals and individuals of differing and vibrant backgrounds. We love being a part of it all here and look forward to serving you when it comes time to plan for the future.

Powers Of Attorney And Advance Directives Can Help You Face The Future

Elder planning involves being mindful of the natural aging process and considering how you'll respond to the challenges it may bring. For instance, if you want a specific person to oversee your Medicaid benefits, you'll have to authorize them to receive and handle your private information. If you want to be sure that your relatives and caregivers know how to treat you when you're severely ill, you'll need to formalize your instructions ahead of time.

What you decide to do with your future is up to you. The power of attorney and advance directive are two important legal documents that can help you bring your choice to fruition:

  • A power of attorney is a legal document where you designate a person or other agent to handle certain affairs in your name when you can no longer do so
  • A health care proxy lets you designate an agent and a health care plan for yourself in case you can't make critical medical choices

When used correctly, powers of attorney and advance directives have the potential to make your long-term care planning more effective. At Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, our team can help you leverage these documents so you can live the life you choose.

Long-Term Planning Is For Everyone

Getting realistic about the future isn't just for people who face tough circumstances like health problems. Advance directives and powers of attorney are powerful tools that can be right for every person in a variety of situations. To put these tools to good use, however, you need an informed perspective and an experienced lawyer.

Update your decision-making process with intensified legal knowledge. Talk to a professional at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, about designating a power of attorney or drafting an advance directive that works for you. Start your long-term care planning by calling 914-269-2367 or reaching out to us online today. With offices in White Plains and Somers, New York, we serve the greater Westchester County area.