Advance Health Care Directives
Look Ahead with an Orange County Estate Planning Attorney
When you are planning your estate and how it will be handled in a last
will and testament, it is also important to consider how you want others
to take care of
you. By creating what is commonly known as an advance health care directive,
you can let your physicians and family members know how you would like
to be treated in medical situations when you cannot necessarily make the
decisions for yourself. The sooner you consider your options, the easier
it will be for your loved ones to carry out your wishes as you had originally
What Does an Advance Health Care Directive Usually Include?
As you reach a golden, elderly age, it is completely normal and is encouraged
for you to attend regularly scheduled visits to your doctor or physician.
Your health should absolutely be a priority, and you will want to ensure
it is maintained even after you become incapacitated or unable to make
When you and your lawyer are creating an advance health care directive
to coincide with your will, you should consider various details concerned
with medical procedures and applications, such as:
- Location of your primary care facility
- Approval or disapproval of certain surgeries
- Frequency of diagnostic testing
- Medications to include or avoid, if possible
- Whether or not to attempt resuscitation should you go into cardiac arrest
- Organ donation after your passing
It is critical to make these decisions as soon as possible. Otherwise,
family members and medical staff may have to make choices under pressure
that could be opposite of your wishes. To make sure you are well-informed
of your options, seek educated and reliable counsel from one of our firm’s
estate planning attorneys.
Why Choose Mortensen & Reinheimer, P.C. for Your Probate?
Your legacy may depend on how you plan your estate and establish an advance
medical care directive. When you let us assist you in these crucially
important tasks, you will be retaining the help of a professional team that has:
- Served Orange County for more than two decades
- Focused on estate planning and related fields
Earned numerous positive
testimonials from past clients
- California Board Certified Legal Specialists in estate planning, trust,
and probate law
You should not have to settle for run-of-the-mill legal advice and representation.
Seek the excellent service and unrivaled attention to you and your needs
that people have come to expect from the friendly and knowledgeable staff
at Mortensen & Reinheimer, PC.