Have you thought about who will make medical decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated and can no longer make sound decisions for yourself? With skilled legal planning, you can put those decisions in the hands of trusted loved ones. You can also determine the type of treatment you would like to obtain in life-sustaining and end-of-life medical scenarios.
At the Estate Preservation Group, I handle a broad range of estate planning matters, including establishing advance health care directives, for our valued clients. Attorney Amy Fike Peters has more than 30 years of legal experience she puts to work for clients with critical estate planning needs in Carlsbad and the neighboring areas in California.
The Value Of Advance Planning
In California, an advance health care directive performs two important functions:
- Naming a trusted person to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make those decisions for yourself. This function is often known as a durable power of attorney for health care.
- Outlining the types of medical treatment you would like in certain scenarios. These decisions usually involve life-sustaining and end-of-life medical treatment.
Failure to have these plans in place can force your loved ones to make wrenching decisions, and may even lead to disputes. Without these plans in place, a judge may even have to step in and make a decision about your treatment.
Everything about your end-of-life treatment can be planned ahead of time, from burial or cremation preferences to funeral services. Our law firm is here to make sure that your wishes are carried through.
Talk To A Lawyer Who Can Help You Put Firm Legal Plans In Place
I understand how important these legal plans are for you and your loved ones. To learn how I can help you, please call our law offices or contact us online.