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Protect yourself by preparing for possible incapacitation

On Behalf of | Jul 31, 2020 | Uncategorized

It is a topic that no one enjoys considering but becoming incapacitated is a real possibility for Mount Kisco New York, residents. Regardless of your age or your status, it is wise to have a plan in place if a debilitating injury or illness impacts your life.

Estate planning is more than simply deciding how to distribute your property upon death. It also provides you with a great opportunity to make meaningful decisions about your health and your life in the wake of an incapacitating event. Consulting with an experienced and caring attorney will introduce you to many tools you can choose from to meet your goals.

In our experience serving New York residents, we have learned that even basic estate planning efforts can protect your legacy and ensure your health care wishes are met. Some of the legal tools we typically suggest include:

  • A power of attorney for health care: This document empowers you to select an individual to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated.
  • A living will: This document allows you to set forth your wishes regarding any treatments or procedures you want to receive as well as any you do not want to receive.
  • A do not resuscitate order (DNR): Usually included as part of a living will, this document lets you decide in advance when or if you wish to be revived in a medical emergency.

These are just a few of the basic elements associated with planning for the possibility of incapacitation. We encourage you to learn more about these topics before you make important, life-altering decisions. Our firm’s website contains much more information about these and other estate planning issues. Please, continue browsing.