Westchester Elder Law Attorneys Anthony J. Enea and Lauren C. Enea Shed Light on the Durable Power of Attorney
Westchester County, N.Y. (October 27, 2021) – Westchester County elder law attorney Lauren C. Enea of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains and Somers, N.Y. recently sat down with the firm’s managing member, Anthony J. Enea, for a special episode of the Talking Seniors podcast on the durable power of attorney. “Why Everyone Should Have a Durable Power of Attorney” explores the importance of the document as well as its advantages over both springing and general powers of attorney.
“A durable power of attorney is one of the most important documents that any one of us will sign in our lifetime,” said Anthony Enea, who has spent 35 years protecting the rights of seniors, the disabled and their families. “In addition to the power of attorney being durable, meaning it will continue to remain effective in the event of the principal’s incapacity, it’s also crucial that the document be drafted with broad gifting provisions. This is essential for effective asset protection.”
An “AV” Rated Preeminent Attorney (Martindale-Hubbell) and strong leader in Westchester’s legal community, Mr. Enea is president of the Westchester County Bar Foundation and chair of the New York State Bar Association’s 50+ Lawyers Section. He is also a past president of the Westchester County Bar Association and past chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs Section. Mr. Enea’s practice areas include wills, trusts & estates, elder law; Medicaid asset protection planning; Medicaid applications (home care and nursing home) and special needs planning.
“A power of attorney allows you to be in the driver’s seat,” added Ms. Enea. “You’re making the decision as to who’s handling your financial affairs. If a power of attorney hasn’t been executed prior to the incapacity, however, a guardianship proceeding becomes the only option — and then you’re not in the driver’s seat anymore. Now the decision making falls to the court.”
A member of the Westchester County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section’s Executive Committee, Lauren C. Enea is also secretary of the organization’s New Lawyers Section, treasurer of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County, and co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section’s Publications Committee. Her practice areas include elder law; probate and administration proceedings; wills, trusts, and estates; and Medicaid planning & applications (nursing home and homecare). She is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida.
Listeners may tune in to Talking Seniors at talkingseniors.buzzsprout.com. Ranked as one of the Top 40 Senior Living Podcasts by Feedspot, new Talking Seniors episodes are posted on the first Wednesday of each month and cover important legal and financial topics for seniors and their loved ones. In addition to Mr. Enea and his colleagues, the podcast will also feature local leaders in banking and finance, insurance, home and long term care, elder law and more.
Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP is located at 245 Main Street in White Plains, N.Y. with additional offices in Somers, N.Y. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 914-948-1500 or visit www.esslawfirm.com.
About Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP is an AV preeminent rated elder law firm with offices in White Plains and Somers, N.Y. The practice concentrates on Elder Law; Medicaid Planning; Nursing Home and Home Care Applications; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Guardianships; Estate Litigation; Supplemental Needs Trusts; and Special Needs Planning. Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP serves Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, the Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island and Queens and is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to seniors, the disabled and their families. Visit the firm online at www.esslawfirm.com.
Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, member, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
Elder law attorney Lauren C. Enea, associate, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP