Yes, the New York power of attorney should be prepared by a New York attorney to ensure that:
- Modifications are made to enable the agent to do and estate and Medicaid planning. For example, the agent may need to sign a life estate deed
- It is properly signed, initialed, dated witnessed and notarized
- You receive the correct advice on how to best utilize it, in addition to your living trust, health care proxy and living will
- You appoint the correct agents who will not abuse their position
- It is properly prepared so as to not invalidate it. A slight inaccuracy in the document or in the execution of the document may result in third parties, such as banks not accepting it; and It is properly stored or recorded, if necessary, with the County Clerk
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