Young adults in New York may want to consider estate planning

Many young people often have the notion that they can take risks and nothing seriously wrong will befall them. Of course, a serious accident could affect anyone of any age, and because of this potential, estate planning can be useful to any adult, even young ones. Those New York residents heading off to college or away from home for the first time may not have anticipated creating such a plan, but it may be wise.

In particular, young adults are often used to their parents making decisions on their behalves when it comes to health-related issues. However, parents no longer have that ability after their children reach the age of majority unless they are specifically designated in legal documents. Because of this reason, it makes sense for young adults to appoint a health care power of attorney agent who can act for them in the event of incapacitation.

Additionally, advanced health care directives can allow individuals to detail how they want to be cared for should they become incapacitated. It may seem overwhelming for a young person to have to consider such possible events, but it could prevent complications later on. Without these documents, a parent may have to go through the legal process of seeking guardianship over the adult child in order to make necessary decisions if the young adult no longer has the ability.

It is an unfortunate reality that an incapacitating event could affect anyone of any age, even the young. While it may seem difficult to think about, having estate planning documents that address health care situations can be immensely useful in the event that they are needed. Additionally, estate plans can be updated periodically, so even if a young New York resident makes decisions now, changes to the plan can be made when needed.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
FindLaw Network

Let’s Talk.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

An Elder Law And Estate Planning Law Firm On Your Side.
Futterman, Lanza & Pasculli, LLP | Elder Law & Estate Planning Law Firm

satellite office

By Appointment Only

180 East Main Street
Suite 101
Smithtown, NY 11787

Phone: 631-894-4730
Fax: 631-979-9546
Smithtown Law Office Map

13 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Phone: 631-515-5978
Fax: 631-665-9262
Bay Shore Law Office Map

satellite offices
1050 Franklin Avenue
Suite 302
Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 631-894-4730
Phone: 516-750-5511
Fax: 516-453-0299
Map & Directions

33 Flying Point Road
Suites 121/122
Southampton, NY 11968

Phone: 631-894-4730
Map & Directions