Powers of Attorney

Making the job of Executor, Administrator, Trustee and Probate easy for you

Whether you are a fiduciary or beneficiary, we can help you

Exclusive focus on probate, estates & trusts · 20+ years of experience · Various retainer options available

Phone: (631) 425-7299

Powers of Attorney

Giving Others the Authority to Act on Your Behalf

To fully protect your estate, you need to consider not only what will happen in the event of your death, but what will happen if you suffer an injury or illness that renders you incapable of making financial, legal or other important decisions. Without direction, your loved ones can face unnecessary stress and anxiety trying to determine your intentions and do what’s best for you. A power of attorney can alleviate the uncertainty, and make certain your wishes are followed.
At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, we provide 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 discounts to senior citizens, and will visit you in your home, if necessary. Contact us online or call our office at 631-425-7299.

The Preparation of a Power of Attorney

We will carefully listen to learn the details of your situation and will prepare and execute a power of attorney that specifically addresses your needs. We handle all types of powers of attorney, including:
  • General powers of attorney—Where 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 document that grants limited decision-making powers, and is typically for a limited period of time
  • Durable powers of attorney—This power of attorney remains in effect if you become incapacitated, so that you don’t need to appoint a conservator or guardian if you become incapable of making your own decisions.
  • Springing powers of attorney—A springing power of attorney does not go into effect unless certain conditions are met, i.e., a determination that you lack capacity to make your own decisions.

Contact Us

To set up a free initial consultation, contact us by e-mail or call our office at 631-425-7299.

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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

  1. The Decedent resided in NY at the time of death and their domicile is New York at the time of death; or
  2. There are assets located in NY, at the time of death, and an ancillary proceeding is needed. The Decedent may have died elsewhere.


Planning for retirement

Bonnie Lawston dedicates her practice to making the job of the Executor, Administrator, Trustee and Probate or Administration process easy for you. Whether you are a fiduciary, beneficiary or heir, we can help you, protect your interests and maximize your inheritance. The firm has represented individuals throughout the United States and in New York, throughout long island including but not limited to Huntington, Melville, Syosset, Sag Harbor, Garden City, Mineola, Bayshore, Dix Hills, Oyster Bay, Belle Terre, East Norwich, Muttontown, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Bay, Lloyd Harbor, Pt. Jefferson, Pt. Washington, Glen Head, Glen Cove, Bayville, South Hampton, Hampton Bays, to name a few, in matters dealing with Estate and Probate administration. For more information, contact Law Office of Bonnie Lawston at (631)425-7299 for a free consultation.