Advance Directives: Making Your Wishes Known
Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to communicate your end-of-life wishes to your loved ones and medical professionals. They can cover a range of topics, including your preferences for medical treatments, organ donation and funeral arrangements.
Advance directives are critical tools that can help you maintain control over your end-of-life care, but only if they’re properly drafted and you make sure they’re readily available. If you’re in the Macon area, contact Jen Haskins Law, LLC, to help you create an advance directive tailored to your needs. I’m Jen, the firm’s founder and an experienced estate planning lawyer. I can help you put an advance directive into place that fully complies with Georgia law.
The Advantages Of Advance Directives
An advance directive is a powerful tool that can help you avoid unwanted medical procedures in your final days. It can also help you maintain control over your end-of-life care.
The document can be tailored to specific situations or structured more broadly. It can cover a range of topics, including whether you would want to be kept alive through artificial means, such as life support and intubation, or whether you would want to be given palliative care only. It can also specify your preferences for organ donation and funeral arrangements.
If you want to make sure your end-of-life wishes are followed to the letter, you may also want to consider a durable power of attorney for health care. This document will give the person you designate the legal authority to make health care decisions for you in the event that you can’t.
Put An Effective Advance Directive Into Place
Advance health care directives are critical tools, but only if they’re properly drafted and you make sure they’re readily available. As an experienced attorney, I can help you create an advance health care directive tailored to your needs. Call 478-200-2232 or contact me online to schedule your consultation.