Advance Directives

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Have you taken the time to decide who will make important decisions about your medical treatment if you become incapacitated or are unable to make decisions for yourself? Do know which type of medical care you would want if you find yourself in a medical crisis due to an unexpected injury or illness?

If you end up in such a situation and you don’t have advance directives in your estate plan, then major decisions that can impact your health and future will have to be made by complete strangers. By adding an advanced health care directive to your estate plan, you can have peace of mind knowing you ate prepared for the unknown and that your precise instructions will be respected and followed when you can’t speak for yourself.

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We can help individuals plan for a wide variety of ancillary documents, including:

  • Durable Power of Attorney: This allows for your agent(s) to act in a financial capacity and in accordance with your best interest in mind.
  • Health Care Surrogate: This health care directive allows your agent(s) to make health care decisions when you are not able to do so.
  • Living Will: This document allows the principal (the person creating the document) to memorialize their known wishes with regard to resuscitation, feeding tubes, and other end-of-life measures.
  • HIPAA Release of Confidential Medical Records: A signed HIPAA release form must be obtained from a patient before their protected health information can be shared with other individuals or organizations.
  • Designation of Preneed Guardian: Permits an individual to select who they would like to take care of themselves if they ever become incapacitated.

The above are ancillary legal documents that specify who will act as your agent(s) in the event that you are incapacitated, with the exception of the Durable Power of Attorney, which is effective the moment it is signed.

Why Do I Need an Attorney for Advance Directives?

Without legal documentation such as the above ancillary documents, your wishes may not be adhered to and will instead be left to doctors and medical staff who are not familiar with you and your beliefs. To avoid this happening, and in order to make sure that you have trustworthy individuals acting in accordance with your best interest, consider creating these legal documents with the help of an attorney. Our team can walk you through the process and help you create thorough and legally binding documents that adhere to your wishes.

Reach Out for Insightful Legal Guidance Today

If your goal is to make sure your future and wellbeing are in the hands of people you trust, then you need to get in touch with our estate planning attorneys at SAMUELS WOOD PLLC so we can get started documenting your specific wishes.

If you are ready to request a consultation with our dedicated legal professionals in Boca Raton, please give us a call at (561) 864-3371 today.

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