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Total Life Choices (TLC) provides free legal services to promote and protect the dignity of each individual.  TLC attorneys and volunteers empower individuals in articulating and documenting crucial lifetime, incapacity, and end-of-life choices through education and legal planning.  TLC counsels families on complex court procedures for probate, administration and guardianship.



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Total Life Choices (TLC)
New York Legal Assistance Group
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Phone: (212) 613-5000
Fax: (212) 714-7402

About Us

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Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is a not-for-profit law office with a staff of over one hundred providing free civil legal services to low income New Yorkers. Total Life Choices (TLC) is a program of NYLAG that encompasses a variety of advance planning services.


TLC’s mission is to educate and inform New Yorkers about the tools available to them to address serious lifetime, incapacity, and end-of-life issues and to assist them in completing the appropriate planning.  In addition to providing health care Advance Directives and registration free to all New Yorkers over the age of 18, TLC assists with Last Wills and Testaments, Powers of Attorney, Appointments of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains, and offers guidance through probate and administration proceedings to qualified low income New Yorkers. TLC provides seminars to the general public, trainings for medical and social services professionals and participates in health care resource events.  TLC is preparing to include assistance with guardianship proceedings of all kinds and to increase services to those seeking help with probate and administration proceedings.




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Total Life Choices provides free legal education seminars and trainings on legal planning to community groups and medical and social service professionals. To schedule a TLC presentation, contact Tina Janssen-Spinosa, Esq. at (212) 613-5062 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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