Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The New York Bar is holding conference entitled, Unexpected Troubles When a Client Dies: Resolving Issues and Conflicts at the Time of Death, on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the New York City Bar in New York City, New York. Provided below is a description of the event.
Trust & estates attorneys, elder law attorneys, and others who counsel older or disabled clients need to be familiar with unexpected problems that can happen when a client dies and family conflicts arise about funeral and other decisions they must make. What must you do and what can you do to enable your clients, their family and friends, to make the best decisions when they don’t all agree? This non-denominational panel discussion will address key legal, ethical, and practical questions, such as:
- Who has decision making authority
- What is the role of the funeral director
- Deaths at home and what needs to be done
- Formalities of making decisions and challenging them
- Decisions concerning autopsy
- Issues that may result from varying religious beliefs
- Mechanisms to avoid or resolve disputes
- Legal documents which could be helpful
Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.