Posts Tagged ‘guardian’

Most People Should Sign A Health Care Proxy Form If you are like most people, it is a better idea to sign a health care proxy form rather than to rely on the laws of the State of New York to determine who would make health care decisions for you if you became mentally incapacitated. […]

When you think of a guardian of an incapacitated adult, you likely first think of an adult child or another close family member who will care for the adult. However, in some cases, a guardian may be a non-relative appointed by the courts. In many states, these are referred to as “professional guardians.” While New […]

New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act

January 20th, 2014 by David Goldfarb

On March 16, 2010, New York’s Governor David Paterson signed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) into law. The FHCDA allows family members to make health care decisions, including decisions about the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, on behalf of patients who lose their ability to make such decisions and have not prepared […]

[For a more up-to-date article see “Supplemental Needs Trusts and Their Impact On Medicaid and SSI Eligibility“] A number of courts have fashioned criteria not found in the statutes [1] for Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNT’s) where court approval is required or sought. Court approval may be required or sought for establishing an SNT in a number of […]