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An Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) is a document that lets your physician, family and friends know your health care preferences and the special treatments you would like at the end of your life. An Advance Health Care Directive includes your desire for diagnostic testing, organ donation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and surgery. Considering your end of life options early can help ensure the quality of life you've always wanted and helps your family know what medical decisions to make on your behalf.
Advance Health Care Directive forms are easy to fill out, but the content is considered to be complex. It is advised to read and think about it very carefully. It is important to discuss the Advance Health Care Directive with family members, health professionals and legal experts before signing the document. Speaking to your close friends and family about your directives is also a good idea, to avoid confusion and resistance.
Advance Directives are about what you want done or not done, in case you are incapable of speaking for yourself in the future. As with anything else, anything you write by yourself should follow state laws. An estate planning lawyer can advise you on what the laws are in your state. An estate planning lawyer can also help ensure that the instructions in your Advance Directive are carried out.
Attorney Search Network can help you find an estate planning lawyer in your area. If you are considering an Advance Health Care Directive and have no is serious business. One wrong word or one missing signature can change the entire intent of a will or trust. Here are three reasons why it's so important to find and hire a qualified estate planning lawyer.
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