Atlanta Health Care Advance Directives Attorneys
Providing Effective Estate Planning Solutions
At Meyring Law Firm, we understand the importance of deciding the type of health care and treatments you want to receive if you are ever incapacitated and unable to express your wishes. Our legal team is here to guide you through this process and to answer any questions you may have. While no one wants to plan for the unexpected, having the right health care advance directive in your estate plan will ensure your wishes are respected.
What Is an Advance Directive for Health Care?
Similar to a power of attorney, an advance directive for health care gives authority to another person who can act on your behalf when it comes to matters pertaining to your medical treatment. The advance directive for health care details your specific instructions for the type of medical care you want to receive if you are unable to communicate your wishes to doctors or family.
Drafting an Advance Directive for Healthcare
When you meet with our lawyers to draft your health care advance directive, we will sit with you and discuss the following issues to determine how you want your wishes specified in the legal document:
- Admission and/or discharge from hospital, hospice, nursing home, and other medical facilities
- Withholding or withdrawing life-prolonging procedures
- Artificially administered nutrition and hydration
- Palliative care
- Authorization for organ, tissue, or body donation
- Authorization for an autopsy
- Nominating a guardian
- Health care directions in the event of pregnancy
Naming a Health Care Agent
When naming a healthcare agent to execute your wishes, it is important to appoint someone trustworthy. Additionally, the person you choose needs to be familiar with your medical care concerns. While most people name a family member they trust to be the health care agent, you can also name an owner, operator, or employee of a health care facility to serve as the agent. Our lawyers recommend naming two health care agents just in case one is unavailable to represent your interests.
Our Attorneys Can Draft Your Legal Documents Today
Our lawyers know that having a strong estate plan in place can reduce stress and grief among your family if you are ever incapacitated. That is why we are here to assist by providing comprehensive estate planning services to clients throughout Atlanta. Our legal team has decades of combined experience, so you can feel confident that we will use our extensive knowledge of the law to protect your best interests.