Powers of Attorney
Our compassionate attorneys will help you understand the importance and value of this critical document. A durable Power of Attorney serves to appoint an agent to act on your behalf in financial or business matters ranging from signing papers, checks, title documents and contracts, to handling bank accounts. A durable Power of Attorney is designated to remain in effect should you become mentally or physically disabled, which is typically when the document is needed most. We will properly draft and execute a durable Power of Attorney which can ensure that, upon incapacity, the court will not have to appoint a guardian or conservator to make your financial decisions. We advise that this vital document be part of every estate plan.
Health Care Proxy
Our attorneys assist in the creation of Health Care Proxies that protect individuals in the event that they can no longer make their own medical decisions. This document will allow you to appoint an agent now who is familiar with your health care preferences. If you are unable to make informed decisions on your own, this agent may make decisions on your behalf regarding medical procedures or treatment. Without a Health Care Proxy, state law will govern such personal decisions.
Speaking with the attorneys at DePinto Faldetta about drafting your Living Will may help your family avoid a burdensome decision. This document will specify whether you wish your life to be prolonged by artificial means if you become terminally ill. A Living Will helps alleviate the emotional trauma faced by family members in making a difficult decision when a loved one’s condition becomes terminal.
Elder Asset Protection
Our focus and experience in tax, real property issues, and elder law uniquely qualifies DePinto Faldetta, LLP to address the myriad of issues that arise with the aging population. Our attorneys handle transfers of assets, homestead preservation, Medicaid penalty period planning, and guardianships.
Obtaining approval for Medicaid involves a complicated application and eligibility process that demands the expertise and support of a knowledgeable elder law attorney. Our experienced elder law attorneys will advise you on the best way to protect your assets and lead you through the complex maze of Medicaid requirements. Our firm also handles Fair Hearings, Applications, and Nursing Home Resident Representation.
We also handle guardianship for minors and supplemental needs trusts.