Orlando Area Attorney for Advance Health Care Directives
Why it is important to have a Living Will and Designated Health Care Surrogates
On the personal side, a good estate plan includes, at the very least, the execution of a living will and the designation of health care surrogates. In Florida, a living will (not to be confused with a person's legal will or law will and testament) states very clearly your unequivocal intentions regarding the withholding of medical treatment if you were to be incapacitated with a terminal condition, in an end-stage condition, or in a persistent vegetative state. A living will makes your wishes known regarding the use of extraordinary measures to keep you alive in those specified instances. With a properly executed living will, your health care providers will know exactly what your wishes are regarding the use of life-sustaining measures, thus reducing the burden on your family, loved ones, and health care providers at a very difficult, emotional, and stressful time.
It is equally important to have a properly executed health care surrogate designation in Florida. In designating a health care surrogate, you make the choice of the person who is empowered to make health care decisions for you in the event that you are unable to do so. As with the living will, the benefits of having a properly executed health care surrogate include reducing the burden of medical decision-making on your family, loved ones, and health care providers at a most difficult and emotional time.
Please allow the Law Office of Ronald J. Conte to help you with these simple yet important estate planning tools. Call Ron Conte today for more information regarding living wills and health care surrogate designations. Attorney Conte understands that it is difficult and sometimes emotional to think about the issues and questions that living wills and health care surrogates present, and he is prepared to help you in a respectful and sensitive manner to address these questions and to have the proper documents in place should they ever become necessary.
Contact our Orlando Lawyer for Advance Directives at 407-425-4222 or Email Us.
5850 T G Lee Blvd., Suite 435
Orlando, FL 32822
Phone: (407) 425-4222