Power of Attorney
Experienced Estate Planning Lawyer on Long Island
Powers of Attorney
Give Others Legal Authority to Act on Your Behalf When You Cannot
Effective estate planning is about more than what will happen to your assets when you die. You also need to prepare for the possibility that you will, for whatever reason, be incapable of making your own decisions. Without proper planning, such an event can lead to confusion or even hostility, as your loved ones try to determine how to handle medical, financial or legal issues. With the implementation of a power of attorney, you can alleviate the stress and anxiety of those around you, and ensure that your wishes are followed.
At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, we bring more than 20 years of estate planning experience to people throughout Nassau County and Suffolk County. We take a comprehensive approach to estate planning, carefully identifying all your needs, and explaining the different ways that you can meet your goals. We offer special discounts to senior citizens, and will visit you in your home, if necessary. For a free consultation, contact our office online or call us 631-425-7299.
Protect Your Estate with a Power of Attorney
Attorney Lawston will gather the details of your situation and work closely with you to craft a power of attorney that specifically addresses your needs. The different powers of attorney that we handle include:
- General powers of attorney—a general power of attorney lets you designate a person to have all rights and powers that you have, including rights to make financial, legal, medical and other decisions.
- Limited powers of attorney—a limited power of attorney gives your designee only those rights specifically granted in the document, and is customarily for a limited period of time.
- Durable powers of attorney—a durable power of attorney is one that remains in effect if you become incapacitated. Without a durable power of attorney, you may need to seek appointment of a conservator or guardian if you become incapable of making your own decisions.
- Springing powers of attorney—springing powers of attorney only go into effect if certain conditions are met, such as a determination that you lack capacity to make your own decisions.
Out-of-State Executor Attorney
We represent clients nationwide, if you are a fiduciary (executor, administrator, or trustee) an heir or beneficiary of a New York estate. If the decedent died in New York or has assets in New York State, we can help you. If you are chosen to represent the estate or if you are receiving an inheritance from a New York estate, contact our law firm today.
There are Two Types of New York Estates
- The Decedent resided in NY at the time of death and their domicile is New York at the time of death; or
- There are assets located in NY, at the time of death, and an ancillary proceeding is needed. The Decedent may have died elsewhere
More information about out-of-state probate help.