An Advance Health Care Directive is a legal document that a person uses to clearly state his or her wishes regarding life-prolonging medical treatments such as artificial life support. In some states it can it can also be referred to as a “living will” or a “power of attorney for medical purposes.” It avoids the cost and frustration of having your loves petition the probate court to have them appointed your conservator.

It is arguably the most important document in your estate planning arsenal. It allows you to designate someone to act on your behalf if you are unable to communicate your wishes to doctors. This person, known as your health care “agent,” can fight for you and make sure that you are cared for properly. An Advance Health Care Directive also address issues such as organ donation and instructions regarding disposition and remains. Each Advance Health Care Directive prepared by us is customized to suit our client’s needs