Michael D. Weinstein Attorney at Law
Our office is currently closed. I live locally and have been working remotely.
I have been getting a lot of questions regarding the importance of health care proxies, powers of attorney and wills. I am able to do many things virtually. With that said these are the execution requirements:
- Health Care Proxies: require 2 witnesses, they don’t require a notary. Proxies allow you to make medical decisions for someone else if they cannot. Without this, you will not be able to make decisions for another adult including your spouse, parents and adult children by law.
- Powers of attorney: they do require a notary.* Many notaries are pharmacists. You might be able to ask your own.
- Wills: require 2 witnesses only. However, before the will can be admitted to probate after a person dies, the witnesses (not the person whose will it is), have to sign a notarized affidavit to submit to the court.
*By Executive Order Gov. Cuomo authorized notarizes by video conferencing within NYS, through April 18th, if the document is immediately transmitted electronically to the notary, and then mailed to the notary. And that date could be extended.
So even wills and POAs could be done remotely, (if a client has witnesses available for the wills).
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Our Practice Areas
Divorce is a life-altering event with great emotional and financial consequences. There are many important factors in virtually every divorce: child custody and visitation, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), and property distribution.
Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Law
Michael D. Weinstein has spent many years participating in divorce mediation and collaborative divorce and believes strongly that alternatives to divorce litigation should be explored whenever possible.
Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
If you do not have a will which accurately states how your estate should be administered, and how your children should be cared for, then you have not properly prepared for your family’s future.
Estates & Probate
If you die without a will, trust, or other appropriate plans, state law will dictate who will receive all or part of your assets, who will act as your executor, and who may be appointed as guardian of your minor children. Your wishes will not be taken into account.
Business & Corporate Law
Michael D. Weinstein and his affiliated attorneys consistently deliver the experience and excellence of a larger law firm practicing business law and corporate law, with the direct personal attention, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of a smaller firm.
Real Estate Services
Whether you are buying or selling a home or leasing an office, building, or other property, proper legal representation is required to help you deal with contracts, leases, and title issues.
Living Wills & Health Care Proxies
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Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a document by which one person, known as a Principal, appoints another person, known as an Agent or an Attorney in Fact, to act on his or her behalf.
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