Advanced Healthcare Directives and “The Descendants”

If you don’t think that you need a Healthcare Directive, then go see the new Clooney move “The Descendants”.   A properly drafted and signed Healthcare Directive allows an agent of your choice to tell your doctor and any healthcare facility what your wishes are in the event you are incapacitated and unable to make your own healthcare decisions.  You can decide your level of care in the event of a coma in your Directive.  You can also decide the disposition of your remains and whether you are willing to donate organs.   If you are in a vegetative state, then your Healthcare Directive can state what you want in terms of pain relief, nutrition and hydration.  You can expressly state that you do not want any artificial means or extraordinary efforts made in keeping you alive.

A Healthcare Directive is your statement to the world of what you do and do not want in the event you cannot speak or act for yourself in any healthcare situation.   A Directive should be part of every estate plan.

Our firm will speak with you about your Healthcare Directive and draft a Directive for you as a single document or as part of your estate plan.

About Kate Willmore, Esq.

Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, divorce, custody and family attorney brings over 25 years experience to every client's legal matter. *** Licensed in Minnesota and in California

One Response to “Advanced Healthcare Directives and “The Descendants””

  1. Attractive and well designed website. I’ll be very interested in reading any tips and advice offered by Ms. Kate Willmore, Esq.

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