New York City Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney
Preparing an effective personal plan today can help ensure that your objectives are met and that your decisions and preferences are respected by those in your circle of family and friends. Having your personal “Plan for Aging” is about taking control of your future and relieving yourself of the anxiety that results from not planning ahead. There are better things to do with your life than worry, and having a plan turns your worry into a sense of control.
At the Law Offices of Andrea Lowenthal, PLLC, I assist clients with all aspects of future planning including Trusts and Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Special and Supplemental Needs Trusts, Elder Law issues and Guardianships.
Planning for the future now can save heartache later. Contact my office or call me at today to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your personal planning needs with an experienced lawyer. Through effective estate and personal planning, I am able to help you determine a plan for care during your lifetime and for your estate.
Why do You Need a Personal Plan?
Many people do not think of themselves as having an estate, but in fact we all have one. Whether your assets are modest or substantial, these assets comprise your estate upon your death. I prefer the term “Personal Plan” to “Estate Plan” because I believe the focus should be on making decisions that affect your life and the lives of those you care about.
Your Personal Plan will include certain legal documents known as Advanced Directives, which include:
- Power of Attorney
- Health Care Proxy
- Living Will
- Last Will and Testament
- Directive for Disposition of Remains
Take the Last Will and Testament as an example. Everyone knows they need one, but how many of us want to think about it? And if you have one, when is the last time you updated it? The will you prepared when you were 25 and unmarried is not the same will you need after you have a spouse or life partner, children or any other developments in your family and circle of friends.
Likewise, when did you last consider whether the person whom you appointed as executor, or as agent under your power of attorney or health care proxy, is still available and is capable of handling this very important responsibility. If you have never prepared any of these Advance Directives, I invite you to schedule a consultation to learn more about what these are and why they are so important in taking charge of decisions that affect your life, your family and your friends.
Contact Me for Compassionate Service
Your future plans require personalized attention from an experienced attorney. A carefully developed estate or personal plan gives you peace of mind and ensures that your goals for family members, friends and charitable giving are realized.
Contact my office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your estate plan today.
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