In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to put off estate planning. But as a New York estate lawyer, I can’t stress enough how crucial it is to have your affairs in order, especially when it comes to healthcare decisions and financial management.

Two key roles in your estate plan are your healthcare agent and your power of attorney. They’re your trusted advocates when you’re unable to make decisions for yourself. But should these roles be filled by the same person? It’s a question I hear often, and the answer isn’t always a simple yes or no.

The Case for Combining Roles

The Case for Separating Roles

So, which path is right for you?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on your personal relationships, individual preferences, and the complexity of your assets.

Here are some questions to consider:

Ultimately, the decision is yours. I strongly recommend discussing your options with a professional. We can help you weigh the pros and cons, customize a plan that fits your needs, and ensure your wishes are respected when it matters most.

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