Advance Health Care Directives El Centro

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you one day you became unable to make important health care decisions for yourself due to health concerns or incapacitation? This is a scary prospect, but a very real one.

Many individuals choose to include an advance health care directive in their estate plans, specifically to address concerns that arise when their health or decision-making abilities decrease.

The lawyers at the THE OFFICES OF THOMAS W. STOREY, APLC, have more than three decades of experience in estate planning and probate matters. We can help you create an effective estate plan or update your current one so that it represents your current best interests and those of your family. To speak to an attorney at our law office in El Centro, please contact us online today.

What Is an Advance Health Care Directive?

Many people refer to an advance health care directive as a "living will." It is an important part of a complete estate plan, allowing people to maintain control over future health care matters in the event they are one day unable to manage those affairs independently. In an advance health care directive, an individual can address matters relating to:

  • End-of-life care
  • Treatment preferences
  • Preferences regarding life-prolonging treatments

Through an advance health care directive, one individual can give authority to another individual to make important medical decisions on his or her behalf. This authority would typically be granted when the individual who created the document becomes incapacitated or loses his or her ability to make decisions.

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Are you interested in learning about how an advance health care directive fits into your estate plan? Please schedule a free consultation with a California estate planning lawyer by calling 760-352-1311.