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Are Your Health Care Wishes Known?

Are Your Health Care Wishes Known?

Imagine being faced with the difficult decision of whether or not a suffering parent or loved one should be placed on life support or IV nutrition to keep them alive…

In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is unable to give informed consent about a medical procedure, there is still a way to communicate your health care wishes: a Living Will.

A Living Will, also known as a Health Care Directive or Advance Directive, is by definition, “the legal document that lets people state their wishes for end-of-life medical care.”[1]

Not to be confused with a Will that outlines property distribution, a Living Will allows someone to make their preferences for certain health care treatments known should they become unable to give informed consent.

A Living Will is For Everyone

A Living Will isn’t just for those nearing the end of their life. Though the number of seniors that have a Living Will has steadily risen over the last 15 years, only 7% of Americans aged 18-29 have this important document[2].

These decisions are difficult to think about and discuss, so many put off making them until it is too late. However, there are people who can help.

Estate Planning in Boca Raton

It’s important to work with an Estate Planning Lawyer who understands the Advance Directive requirements for your state.  Attorney Barry D. Siegel has nearly 20 years of experience in Estate Planning and Elder Law, and can help educate you on your Health Care Planning options and then work with you to draft and execute the necessary documents.

Based in Boca Raton, Attorney Siegel is able to travel throughout South Florida helping families like yours prepare for and plan for the future. Let The Siegel Law Group, P.A. help you solidify this important piece of your Estate Planning puzzle.

Get peace of mind about the future today. Call 561-955-8515 to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation with Lawyer Barry D. Siegel.

[1] http://www.alllaw.com/articles/wills_and_trusts/article7.asp
[2] http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/for-young-and-old-its-wise-to-have-a-living-will-to-state-health-care-wishes/2015/04/27/6f780dac-c1bb-11e4-9ec2-b418f57a4a99_story.html

The Siegel Law Group, P.A., is a Law Firm in Boca Raton, Florida that focuses on comprehensive Estate Planning and Elder Law Planning for clients throughout South Florida. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate counsel and effective legal representation in matters pertaining to Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate and Trust Administration, Asset Protection Planning and much more.

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