March 31st, marks the anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death. More than any other story, Ms. Schiavo’s situation brought the need for living wills and other advance directives to the forefront of everyone’s attention. In the past year, an unprecedented number of people have explored their personal health care desires and made plans for their end-of-life wishes.
However, despite the increased attention and understanding, most American still have not put their wishes down on paper. And even if you have already completed these documents, it is important to review them periodically to see if they still reflect your wishes.
The best way to make sure your wishes are known and fully protected legally is to have your attorney draft the appropriate documents with you. A living will, health care power of attorney and HIPAA release are all important elements of your health care planning that our law firm can help you prepare.
There’s no better time to make sure your health care wishes are known and up-to-date. Whether you’re ready to begin the process or you need to update your existing documents, our law firm is ready to help.
Compliments of the McGee Law Firm, Attorney Brandon McGee
Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys