Incapacity planning is a broad area of law that covers how you are cared for if you become physically or mentally unable to care for yourself. The type of care could range from simple tasks like buying groceries, paying bills, and handling financial matters to more important decisions such as selling real estate, gifting assets to your children, or making critical medical decisions. Depending on the needs of the individual or family, incapacity planning could include a number of planning techniques such as Property Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills or Advance Health Care Directives or Guardianships/Conservatorships.
What is a Guardianship or Conservatorship?
Guardianship, also known as Conservatorship, is a court-supervised proceeding which names an individual or entity to manage the affairs of an incapacitated person. A Guardianship may also include the duty to care for the incapacitated person.
Our law firm helps clients create a plan to handle their affairs in the event they become disabled, thereby avoiding the necessity of a public Guardianship proceeding.
With the help of the Law Office of Laura Cowan you can ensure that your loved ones are protected and your assets are kept safe even if something happens to you. We create comprehensive estate plans for clients in New York City and we are ready to work with you today to create a plan to ensure your loved ones are taken care of in the event you become incapacitated to pass away. To learn more about the assistance we offer give us a call today at 212-760-2956 or contact us online.