Living wills and healthcare proxies enable you to designate someone you trust to act on your behalf when you are unable to. This allows the designee to manage your important heath care decisions when you are either temporarily or permanently unable to do so yourself.
The designation of a health care proxy serves to inform your health care professionals and representatives of your intentions when you are incapacitated. By creating such a document, you can avoid future unnecessary court costs and take control of your medical treatment during times you would otherwise be unable to do so. Additionally, stating your intentions for how you wish to be cared for can reduce the uncertainty and heartache that often accompanies loved ones faced with impossible decisions.
To speak to one of our highly qualified attorneys about creating a living will and healthcare proxy, please contact our New York City office at (212) 481-7400 or our Long Island office at (631) 420-9300 today, or by filling out the form on the right.