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Elder Law Attorneys on Long Island

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Growing older comes with unique challenges, and it’s easy to feel out of control. While you can’t stop the aging process, you can use legal strategies and tools to protect yourself now and in the future. The right strategies will empower you as you age while providing the protection you need, even if you become incapacitated.

Our Long Island elder law attorneys provide services in English and Spanish so that you can communicate your needs and goals without fear. After speaking with the attorney, your lawyer can help you create a plan that might include powers of attorney, long-term care planning, and additional strategies. 

Since each situation is different, it’s important to consult with an attorney about your specific needs. Reach out to us at (631) 519-9831 or contact us online for a strategy session today.

What Is Elder Law?

Our legal team can assist with a range of services. 

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These are just some of the services we offer. If you need help navigating the legal issues that arise with aging, reach out to our firm today.

Ensure Your Healthcare Wishes Are Carried Out

If you become incapacitated, someone else will have to make your healthcare decisions for you. You’re likely worried that the person selected won’t make the same choices you would if given a chance. Fortunately, our attorneys can draft documents to ensure your wishes are honored as you grow older.

First, your attorney can help you designate a healthcare agent by way of a healthcare proxy. You will select an agent to act on your behalf in the event of incapacitation. Thus, you won’t have to worry about the court selecting someone who doesn’t have your interests in mind.

Then, we can assist with a living will that outlines your wishes when receiving end-of-life medical care. Your healthcare agent will use the living will as a guide when making decisions.

These are just two of the ways our firm can empower you as you grow older. Contact us today to learn more about maintaining control while aging.

Wills & Trusts

Estate planning is an important component of elder law. That includes creating wills and trusts to determine how your property will be distributed when you pass away. At the minimum, you need a legally binding last will and testament, but many people also include revocable or irrevocable trusts. Unlike wills, the assets inside of a trust don’t go through probate, so you can keep your affairs private while ensuring your loved ones receive the property you’ve left behind.

If you decide to distribute your property through a trust, you still may need a pour-over will. This document will protect you if you forget to transfer property into your trust. It will send all remaining property to the trust, and then the trustee will distribute it. 

Reach out to our elder law attorneys on Long Island today at F:P:Sub:Phone} to learn more about wills, trusts, and other tools.

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