Living Wills And Health Care Directives
If you have specific wishes in mind about your health care, a health care advance directive can be a crucial part of your estate plan. At Woodard & Ferguson, our attorneys can help you draft and/or update your advance directives to fully reflect your wishes.
A health care directive is a legally binding document containing instructions for your doctors that clearly spells out the type of care you would like to receive if you cannot communicate your wishes yourself. We help clients throughout the Daytona Beach, Florida, area with these forms so that they can remain in control of their health care decisions.
Our Lawyers Can Help You Make These Important Decisions
A health care directive, which many people may also refer to as a “living will,” can be useful in the event you suffer from a debilitating condition such as Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease or any condition that prevents you from communicating your own health care decisions to your doctor.
A directive can be streamlined to include nearly any health care decision you wish, but most people use them to spell out their wishes regarding continuing or terminating life-extending care.
Additionally, like a power of attorney designation, you can name a “health care surrogate” to make decisions on your behalf when you cannot make them on your own. It is essential to pick the right person for this role, which is why you should consult with experienced attorneys first. We know the potential pitfalls, and we can help you avoid them.
Do Not Draft A Health Care Directive Alone. Get The Advice You Need.
Contact Woodard & Ferguson if you are ready to start the estate planning process or need to update your plan, including your health care directive. Our lawyers will provide you with the representation you deserve when taking these important steps. Call 386-677-0822 or 888-828-3716 to schedule a consultation at our Ormond Beach, Florida, office.