• Reasons to Have an Advance Health Care Directive

    Many people make the mistake of thinking that serious accidents or injuries are not likely to happen to them, which can prevent important steps in planning for the future. Regardless of your age or current state of health, it is beneficial to have an advance health care directive in place so that your wishes are met should you become unable to make decisions about your own care.

    As this video explains, an advance health care directive will allow you to state your wishes about future medical care and give a loved one the legal right to make decisions on your behalf when it comes to life-sustaining treatment. Speaking with your doctor and an experienced estate planning lawyer will allow you to create a directive that is best for your needs and beliefs.