Advance Healthcare Directive (Living Will)

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The state of California has a specific approved form to execute an Advance Healthcare Directive. This legal document, which is also called a Living Will, permits you to state your healthcare wishes in a way that will permit you to name trusted person to act as your agent to make a broad range of healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated and cannot make those decisions on your behalf.

For obvious reasons, an Advance Healthcare Directive must be prepared and executed correctly, before your physicians and other healthcare providers will respect your agent’s authority to make decisions. It is also referred to as a Living Will because, like a traditional Will helps you to gift your property if and when you pass, it and Advance Healthcare Directive helps you arrange arrange your personal healthcare decision if and when you are unable to make those decisions yourself.

If you don’t prepare and properly execute this document you will risk the possibility that your doctors and nurses will provide treatment that is not at all what you would have requested. It is possible that a court may even appoint someone other than your chosen agent to make decisions for you.

I will be happy help you to prepare and finalize your Advance Healthcare Directive specifically documenting your specific choices on a wide range of healthcare matters. He will also notarize your signature and assist you in ensuring that your healthcare wishes will be respected in even the worst-case scenario.

Do you need help planning, structuring, and implementing an advance healthcare directive in California? Call the Legal Document Guy today at 562-547-3255. You can learn more about the services we provide here.