Palm Harbor Lawyer Helps Clients Control Their Medical Treatment
Florida firm drafts living wills and other documents in case you are incapacitated
Without proper planning, you might not be able to control your treatment if you suffer a debilitating medical condition. Moreover, the people you love could be forced into making difficult decisions about your end-of-life care and other important matters. At my Palm Harbor practice, the Law Office of Nancy J. Oset, I work closely with Florida residents to create reliable instructions that provide detailed guidance about their care and medical treatment in the event they become incapacitated by injury or illness.
Dedicated adviser creates power of attorney documents for Floridians
Often, people associate estate planning only with the allocation of property through wills and probate proceedings. However, failing to address key decisions concerning medical treatment can cause a tremendous strain. My firm guides clients who seek to execute:
- Power of attorney documents — With a medical power of attorney form, you can designate a trusted surrogate to enforce your wishes if you have lost the ability to confer with doctors.
- Advance medical directives — Patients have the right to render important healthcare and anatomical donation decisions for themselves. I can outline your options relating to specific treatments, organ donation and do-not-resuscitate orders.
- Living wills — End-of-life situations are hard enough without conflicts regarding a patient’s wishes regarding extraordinary care. My firm creates living wills that explicitly state what types of procedures a person wants and does not want if they are close to death and cannot communicate. These documents must be signed in the presence of two witnesses, though they don’t have to be notarized. If you already have a living will and wish to review its terms or make changes, I can help you with that as well.
You cannot predict the future, but by executing personalized documents, you can feel confident that your wishes will be upheld.
Contact a thorough Florida attorney to discuss living wills and advance directives
The Law Office of Nancy J. Oset creates effective living wills and advance healthcare directives for Florida clients. Please call 727-325-1618 or contact me online to schedule an appointment at my office in Palm Harbor.