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McMahon Law Firm, Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Macedon, NY

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315-487-3724

Camillus, NY attorney with 20+ years experience assisting Upstate, NY clients with their Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Wills, and Trusts needs.

For more than 20 years, the McMahon Law Firm has been providing peace of mind to families and senior citizens throughout upstate New York. We are committed to providing elder law services necessary for older Americans to plan for their future. Senior citizens have special legal needs and concerns. We know the importance of trust when dealing with precious assets …

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Weinstein & Randisi

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Macedon, NY

585-310-1587

Rochester Based Firm Helping WNY Clients with their Custody & Visitation Needs. Call Weinstein & Randisi, "Your Family's Law Firm" for Consultation. We Are Here to Help!

At Weinstein & Randisi, "your family's law firm" is more than a tagline – it's a commitment. For more than 60 years, we have been striving to exceed client expectations by providing high-caliber legal services with unrivaled client service. We make clients our top priority every day, because our mission is to serve you. When clients select …

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Makowski Law Office

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Macedon, NY

Buffalo Estate Planning Law Firm

At the Makowski Law Office, we bring over forty years of combined legal experience to the practice of commercial and corporate law. We offer legal services that ensure our clients’ rights are protected in business disputes and negotiations.  We have extensive experience across the full spectrum of civil cases. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with all …

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Macedon Health Care Power of Attorney Information

Are You Considering Creating a Health Care Power of Attorney?

If you have a debilitating health issue that may render you incapable of making informed decisions about your medical care, a Macedon lawyer can help prepare a health care power of attorney for you and assist with getting the document properly executed.

The Scope of a Health Care Power of Attorney

A health care power of attorney is a document by which you give limited temporary authority to another person to act on your behalf. You specify in writing that the person, to whom you designate as your health care agent, can make decisions regarding your medical treatment and health care.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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