Plan Ahead with a Power of Attorney and Medical Advanced Directives
Powers of Attorney
A living will is a health care advanced directive that alleviates loved ones from making crucial medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated. A living will documents your preferences for health care to prevent confusion or conflict when your family is presented with tough choices. Some of the end-of-life decisions in a living will can include:
Health Care Surrogates
No one can predict when a medical emergency will occur. Being adequately and thoroughly prepared for all of life’s twists and turns will put your mind at ease. A health care surrogate document grants your designated agent the authority to act on your behalf for medical purposes. It goes into effect if you become suddenly or gradually incapacitated or unable to communicate with your medical professional. Choosing an agent is an important decision, as he or she will be your voice and your advocate if you cannot make your needs known. You may name a trusted family member or friend. In addition, you can name an alternate agent in case your agent is unable to fulfill the role.
Downer Law has the experience you need and the results you want
Although many people avoid estate planning, there is great peace of mind to be had knowing that you have communicated the parameters of future decision-making. With a power of attorney and a health care surrogate in place, your loved ones can avoid the complexities of a guardianship proceeding if you should become incapacitated. At Downer Law, we understand the nuances of the Florida legal system regarding incapacitation and end-of-life matters. Our legal team strives to provide you with a customized plan that will fit your specific needs.