Contesting a Power of Attorney in New York City
Power of Attorney Disputes
If you are contesting a power of attorney in New York, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer. Similar to Will contests, contesting a power of attorney can be a complicated matter. We can guide you through the process.
At our firm, we keep up to date on all changes to the powers of attorney forms. The proper form must be followed to exacting standards. Most often, contests are based on the proper form and proper execution. The form must be signed properly, documented, witnessed and acknowledged to be effectual. While mistakes happen, The Law Office of Krim & Krim, P.C. can help rectify them.
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There are several documents that can be crafted to give someone the opportunity to make decisions for you if you become incapacitated, including:
General power of attorney
Springing power of attorney
Health care proxy
A Living Will and Health Care Proxy can serve to ensure your wishes for medical treatment are followed. We can explain the differences and benefits of each one in greater detail.
Preventing Disputes in the Future
If you have questions or concerns about your power of attorney documents or are in the process of drafting new documents, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us. We stay informed about any changes in legislation or paperwork related to estate planning, and we are confident in our ability to guide you through the process. The best way to prevent disputes in the future is by drafting accurate and effective documents in the present.
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If you have questions regarding contested powers of attorney, reach out. Call us to schedule a free initial consultation.