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What to Know About Advance Healthcare Directives in New York

There are many documents involved in an estate plan. With an advance healthcare directive, you can be sure that your wishes will be carried out in the event that you cannot make medical decisions on your own. Reach out to our firm today to obtain a skilled New York estate planning attorney on your side.

What is an advance healthcare directive in New York?

An advance healthcare directive is a document that allows for end-of-life care planning. This is known to be a responsibility that is put to the side, however, it is extremely important. In the unfortunate circumstance where you are unable to make medical decisions on your behalf, your doctors and loved ones can look to your advance healthcare directive for guidance. This will ensure that your wishes are granted. There are several issues that can be discussed within an advance healthcare directive. The most typical issues covered include the following:

  • Hospice care
  • CPR use
  • Artificial nutrition
  • Artificial hydration
  • Ventilator use

It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm as soon as possible to discuss the importance of this process further and to ensure that your estate planning goals are met down the road. Our committed legal team is more than ready to help you navigate through this process.

What is the process of creating a healthcare directive?

An advance care directive is a legal document that is used to lay out an individual’s wishes in the event that he or she falls ill or is injured and cannot speak on their own behalf. In most circumstances, an advance healthcare directive must be signed by you and two other witnesses who are present at the time of your signing in order to be considered valid. It is also essential to understand that a health care agent cannot be a witness in most cases.

If you are interested in creating an advance healthcare directive, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm as soon as possible. Our legal team is committed to assuring that you have an experienced attorney on your side each step of the way. We acknowledge that this is a hard matter to address, but we cannot stress its value enough. It is in your best interest to contact us today. Our attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and skill required to help you make the best choices for you and your loved ones’ futures.

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