When people think about estate planning, they typically think about wills, trusts and other estate planning instruments that are used to distribute property to intended beneficiaries. While many estate planning instruments deal with the distribution of property, living wills and health care surrogates have a very different purpose.
A living will is a document that instructs doctors and other medical professionals about your preferences regarding the use of feeding tubes, respirators and other life-sustaining measures in the event that you become incapacitated. A living will is an invaluable part of any estate plan because it clarifies your wishes and minimizes the likelihood of family conflicts.
A health care surrogate enables you to designate a person who has the authority to make medical and health care decisions for you in the event of your incapacitation. Just as a living will can minimize the risk of unnecessary family conflicts, a health care surrogate may also help family members avoid conflicts by clearly naming the person that you want to make medical decisions on your behalf.
If you are seeking assistance protecting your future and medical care, please contact our firm at 407-917-6786 or toll free at 800-587-2470.
Do Not Delay | Act Now To Protect Your Family
Planning for the worst is a scary concept for all of us, but it is the best way to ensure the protection of your family. Tragically, catastrophic events typically happen without warning. No person plans on having a stroke, or getting injured in an auto accident, or suffering a sudden brain aneurysm, but these events can and do happen. By putting your estate plan in place now, you can better ensure the protection of your family and put your mind at ease.
Contact Our Orlando Living Wills And Health Care Surrogate Attorneys
With offices in Casselberry and Orlando, we assist clients throughout Florida in estate planning matters. To speak with a Florida living will and health care surrogate lawyer at Korshak & Associates, P.A., call 407-917-6786 or contact us toll free at 800-587-2470. You may also contact us by email.