Rockland County Living Will Attorney
Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney in New York
A will dictates what happens to your assets if you die. But who determines what happens to you while you are still alive? You do—with advance directives to guide your family members and medical staff.
Estate planning attorney Robert S. Lewis can help you with the important considerations of a health care proxy and living will to make your wishes known before you are incapacitated by injury, illness or dementia. He provides comprehensive estate planning services for clients in Rockland County and surrounding counties of the Lower Hudson Valley.
Health Care Proxy and Living Will
A proxy is a person of your choosing granted power of attorney for your health care. It could be your spouse or partner, an adult child or other person you trust to make decisions regarding what kind of medical care you receive. It applies to life-or-death decisions as well as surgery, medications, nursing home care and any other issues that arise when you are unable to make those decisions for yourself.
A health care proxy is guided in part by a living will, a document that spells out your wishes regarding end-of-life care, such as a Do Not Resuscitate order (DNR). This spares your family from agonizing decisions about whether to continue or end life support.
Make Your Wishes Known Today
A living will and proxy appointment can be as specific as you desire. Contact the Law Offices of Robert S. Lewis, P.C. to discuss all your planning concerns. We offer a free initial consultation at our comfortable law office in Nyack. Call us at 845-358-7100 regarding your living will and appointed proxy.