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Helping You Keep A Say In Your Health Care Decisions

You always get the final say in decisions regarding medical treatments, medications and other care. What would happen if you were incapacitated and unable to make your wishes known? The burden would fall to loved ones who may suffer emotional distress from being put on the spot with your life on the line.

It does not have to be that way. By establishing an advanced health care directive now, you can make your wishes known. Your directive will include guidance on whether you want doctors to take extraordinary measures to keep you alive and whether or not you want to remain on life support in the event you are unresponsive. Not only is this crucial in maintain autonomy over your health care decisions, but it can also serve as a gift to your loved ones by removing the burden of having to make these decisions.

Establishing A Living Will

Advanced health care directives, or living wills, are documents often drafted for individuals and adults with developmental disabilities. In some cases, these are drafted to instruct anointed individuals in the drafter’s care in the event that he or she becomes incapacitated or becomes unable to make independent decisions. The living will expresses the drafter’s desires in how he or she wants the person’s life sustained or in the case of terminal illness, how the individual would prefer to prolong death. Our estate planning lawyers have more than 30 years of experience in drafting wills, special needs trusts and living wills that successfully protect our clients’ rights.

Contact Our Napa Law Office Today

Our attorneys look forward to answering your questions, getting to know you and guiding you through the process of creating your advanced directive. Call 707-927-0411 or contact us online to get started.