New York Estate Planning Lawyers
Located in Newburgh (New Windsor), Silver, Forrester and Lesser is a full service law firm. Our experienced attorneys have been assisting clients throughout the Hudson Valley-Newburgh area with their estate planning needs since 1965.
Highly Experienced Newburgh Estate Planning Lawyers
Our highly experienced estate planning lawyers can assist you with all your estate planning needs, including the following:
Wills - including simple wills, pour over wills, and living wills (health care proxy)
Trusts - including revocable trust, living trust, irrevocable trust, special needs trust, and charitable remainder trust
Powers of Attorney - including a general power of attorney or a specific power of attorney (restricted to a specific purpose)
Health Care Proxy - also called a living will
Estate Administration - including administering the state and issues involving estate administration
Probate - including assisting administrators with probate issues such as will contests and validity issues
For more information regarding estate planning, or to schedule a confidential consultation, contact one of our experienced Newburgh estate planning lawyers.
Newburgh Health Care Proxy (Living Will) Attorneys
Most people are familiar with Terri Schiavo, the woman who was in an accident and left in a vegetative state. She did not have a health care proxy (living will), which resulted in expensive and protracted litigation. Ms. Schiavo's parents contended she was a devout Catholic and would never consent to ending her life under any circumstances. Her husband claimed she had confided in him that she would not want to live in a vegetative state. The parents and husband fought for 15 years.
This could have been avoided if Ms. Schiavo had executed a health care proxy (living will) stating her wishes. Don't put your family through the turmoil suffered by Terri's family. It's never too early, but tomorrow may be too late.
For more information on health care directives or other estate planning needs, or to learn how Silver, Forrester and Lesser can put their 45 years of estate planning experience to work for you, call us at 845.764.4757 or toll free at 866.687.1338, visit us at our office ( map/directions), or fill out our intake form on our "Contact Us" page. Discover why families stay with us for life.