Best way to designate who will handle an individual's affairs?
February 6, 2013 6:48 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for the best way to get a document drafted that will allow an unmarried woman with three children designate that only two of her children will have the ability to handle her affairs should she pass on or become incapacitated. (NY State specific)
posted by Verdandi to Law & Government (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My husband and I know a woman who is looking to get a document drafted that would explicitly give only two of her children the ability to handle her affairs should she pass on or otherwise become unable to handle them herself.
The woman in this equation doesn't have much money, so we want to explore what options are out there before she goes lawyer-shopping. Is this something she can do on her own and just have the document notarized? What would be the best way to make a document like this binding without dropping a ton of cash? Are those "build-your-own-will" packages on legalzoom and such binding documents?
She is of sound mind and body, but is getting up there in age and wants to make sure her affairs are in order. Thanks in advance!