Advance Directive Lawyer
Serious illness or end of life issues may bring financial complications and undue hardships. Establishing advance directives, special legal documents designed for illness or end of life care, can help limit hardship or frustration for you and your family. An advance directive attorney can help you author this potentially critical document, recommending specific details and ensuring its legality.
At Trillium Law, PC, we specialize in preparing the legal documents that can protect you and your family from protracted legal struggles during difficult circumstances. During one of our consultations, we can help you determine which documents and directives are right for you and your loved ones.
What is an advance directive?
Advance directives are legally-binding documents that dictate specific instructions regarding how healthcare professionals should proceed in the event of serious illness, incapacitation, or when said individuals reach the final stages of life. It is also the documents for you to use to appoint someone to make healthcare decisions for you if you are not able to do so for yourself.
Below are examples of decisions covered by an advance directive:
- The utilization of life-sustaining apparatuses (such as ventilators or dialysis machines) to keep you alive
- Resuscitation in the event your heart stops or breathing ceases
- Alternate methods of feeding if you are unable to eat
- Administration of medications to alleviate existing pain or other physical manifestations of the illness in question
- If you wish to donate organs or tissues in the event of your passing
There are additional provisions that are part of an advance directive. An advance directive attorney will be able to advise you of all of your options, so you can have comprehensive legal protection.
We know it’s difficult to imagine or prepare for these circumstances, but preparing an advance directive before you experience any serious medical condition may help alleviate some of the burden of these circumstances on your family and give you some peace of mind.
How do I get an advance directive?
These documents are typically written with the assistance of an estate planning lawyer. We recommend legal assistance to make sure the documents are fully binding and legal. When you choose Trillium Law for your advance directive, we’ll work with you to determine which documents you’d like to include. We’ll guide you through the choices in the document’s specific provisions and ensure your wishes will be enforceable.
Trillium Law can prepare your advance directive.
At Trillium Law, we provide compassionate and comprehensive legal services. We work closely with our clients to create their legal directives, making sure your wishes are as clear as possible.
If you’d like your advance directive to be drawn up, contact our offices today. Trillium Law, PC offers consultations for advance directives, and we’ll be able to devise a plan that suits your needs.