What should I consider for my advance health care directive?

When you are trying to prepare for your future, one of the important things to consider is to create an advance health care directive. This document is one that allows you to write out a detailed description of what your wishes are in terms of your health in the event that you are no longer to communicate your wishes due to a physical or mental health issues.

There is a lot of important information that you should consider when you are creating an advance health care directive. It is important that you first include information regarding what your standard is for being incapacitated. You should be sure to make it clear whether you do or do not want to be put on life support if the situation comes to that. In addition, you have the power to appoint a trusted individual in your life to carry out these decisions. It is important that they have all of the necessary information to make sure the decisions made would line up with decisions you would make for yourself. One common difficulty that many families face is trying to obtain your medical records in the event that you become incapacitated. You should be sure to provide the necessary authority for your family to obtain these records if they are needed in an emergency.

If you have questions about creating an advance health care directive, it is important that you consult with an experienced estate planning attorney today.

If you need the dedicated legal representation for wills, trusts, and estate matters in California, contact the Law Offices of Yacoba Ann Feldman to schedule a consultation. 

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