Stephen K. Underwood, Attorney at Law

Category: "Wills & Estates"

04/16/15

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Categories: Wills & Estates

Last Will and Testament NY | Wills & Estates Lawyer Buffalo NY

Make a Will, Last Will & Testament Lawyer Buffalo NY

Although the preparation of a Last Will and Testament is important, most people fail to do it because they are too busy, think they don't own enough, or are unwilling to contemplate death.

Why should you prepare a Will?

1. Make it easier on family.
2. Name who takes care of your children.
3. Prevent family battles.
4. State who gets your stuff.
5. Protect the family home or business.
6. Shed light on the need for estate planning.

How long does it take to make a Will?

Most wills can be completed with a phone call and a one hour visit to an attorney's office.

How much Does it Cost?

Attorney Fee:
Range $200.00 - $300.00 (depends on the circumstances.)

Need a Last Will and Testament

If you need a Last Will and Testament Lawyer please call (716)-656-7676 for a free phone counsultation or CLICK HERE for a free web consultation. The first consultation is always free, and you will always speak directly to Stephen K. Underwood.

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Categories: Wills & Estates

Living Will NY | Buffalo NY Wills & Estates Lawyer

Make a Living Will, Living Will Lawyer Buffalo NY

The Terry Schiavo case demonstrates that the failure to execute a living will and health care proxy, can break families apart, cause long-lasting feuds, cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, involve legal wrangles that last for years and mean quite literally the difference between life and death.

Advances in medical technology have caused some patients to be kept alive by artificial means. Sometimes a patient may desire to undergo such treatment because it is thought to be a temporary measure hopefully leading to the restoration of health. In other circumstances such treatment may be undesirable because it only prolongs the inevitable death.

Who Decides?

Each person by law has the personal right to decide whether to institute, continue or terminate such treatment, so long as he or she is competent and can be consulted. When a patient however, has lost the capacity to communicate, the situation is dire without a Living Will.

Although New York has no living will statute, state and federal case law establishes the right for a patient's wishes to be respected, so long as those wishes are known. New York law requires clear and convincing evidence of what the patient would want under the circumstances. The Living Will therefore provides the vehicle for making the patient's wishes known.

How much does it cost?

Attorney Fee:
Range $150.00 - $250.00 (depends on the circumstances.)

Need a Living Will?

If you need a Living Will please call (716)-656-7676 for a free phone consultation or CLICK HERE for a free web consultation. The first consultation is always free, and you will always speak directly to Stephen K. Underwood.

  06:39:00 pm, by admin   , 241 words  
Categories: Wills & Estates

Healthcare Proxy NY | Buffalo NY Wills & Estates Lawyer

Make a Healthcare Proxy, Healthcare Proxy Lawyer Buffalo NY

Why do I need a Healthcare Proxy?

The Terry Schiavo case demonstrates that the failure to execute a health care proxy, and living will, can break families apart, cause long-lasting feuds, cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, involve legal wrangles that last for years and mean quite literally the difference between life and death.

A Health Care Proxy allows you to appoint someone you trust to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. The agent does not have authority until such time as you are unable to make decisions.

In appointing a health care agent, you can make sure that health care providers follow your wishes with respect to treatment. You may give the person you select as your health care agent as little or as much authority as you want. You may allow your agent to make all health care decisions or only certain ones. You may also require your agent to follow the terms set forth in your living will with respect to the extent of treatment.

How much does it cost?

Attorney Fee:
Range $150.00 - $250.00 (depends on the circumstances).

Need a Health Care Proxyr?

If you need a Health Care Proxy please call (716)-656-7676 for a free phone counsultation or CLICK HERE for a free web consultation. The first consultation is always free, and you will always speak directly to Stephen K. Underwood.

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