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Peter Falk's Law Becomes a Reality in New York

For 10 years, Peter Falk brilliantly portrayed Lieutenant Columbo, an LAPD detective of Italian descent, in the hit television series "Columbo" that ran from 1968-1978. While wearing his trademark wrinkled raincoat, chronically absent minded and perpetually disheveled, Columbo would quickly and intellectually disarm a suspected murderer. Through skilled and insightful questioning, and with a keen eye for detail, he was able to solve the most complex homicides.

Is a Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR) Appropriate for You?

Over the last decade I have had many clients request that I prepare a Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR) for their signature. However, contrary to the understanding of most clients, a DNR is a medical order entered into the patient's medical record that requires the consent and signature of a physician as well as the patient. Under New York law, any adult patient can request a DNR. 

Anthony Enea's Legal Excellence Recognized by the Columbian Lawyers of Westchester County

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.

Update - New York's Medical Aid in Dying Act: What You Should Know

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.

Does a Joint Bank Account Automatically Contain a Right of Survivorship?

A joint bank account is a ubiquitous and popular way to own an account with one's spouse, children, loved ones and friends. Generally, the primary and most significant advantage to using a joint bank account is that any of the parties named to the joint account will have access to its funds and, if the account is a joint account with rights of survivorship, the account passes to the surviving named account holder(s) upon the death of any joint tenant.

Attorney Anthony J. Enea to Receive Judge Daronco Distinguished Service Award from Columbian Lawyers Association

On Friday, June 17, the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County will host its 33rd Annual Dinner Dance at The Fountainhead, 55 Quaker Ridge Road in New Rochelle. The event will honor elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, Esq., managing partner of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP of White Plains, with the Honorable Richard J. Daronco Distinguished Service Award. 

Is your loved one being abused? Look for these signs.

If you follow this blog, you know that elder abuse can happen in long-term care facilities. In some cases, exploitation occurs within the home. Abusers can be adult children, relatives, health care professionals and others close to the individual victim. If you deduce that elder abuse is occurring, it is crucial to speak up.

Westchester Attorney Anthony Enea Sheds Light on Spotting and Preventing Elder Abuse

Westchester elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP will address the growing problem of elder abuse in an April 6 presentation to the New York Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. With millions of baby boomers coming of age, Mr. Enea emphasizes the importance of educating the public on how to identify, report and prevent elder abuse. 

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