We all have the right to dictate how we should be cared for if certain medical conditions or illnesses affect us severely. It’s important to have an advance healthcare directive (sometimes called the healthcare proxy) in place to ensure that your wishes are upheld. This agreement may also name another person to make these decisions when you can no longer do so yourself. At Lyons, Beaudry & Harrison, P.A. in Sarasota County, our dependable, board-certified attorneys in estate planning help you create healthcare directives that integrate seamlessly with your wants and needs.
An advance healthcare directive outlines wishes for medical treatment and the procedures you do and do not want performed on you. An advance healthcare directive may include the designation of a healthcare surrogate and a living will.
Drafting these documents and making these decisions is an important part of estate planning.
The process of creating a healthcare directive has many steps, including:
For strong legal advice on setting up an advance healthcare directive or a living will, contact the attorneys at Lyons, Beaudry & Harrison today. Call us at 941-444-6407 or contact us online to get started. Our office is conveniently located on Main Street in Sarasota.