You can choose a family member or anyone else you trust to make health care decisions for your. Remember, your agent will have the power to make important decisions, even if other people close to you might urge a different decision. Choose your health care agent carefully. Also, consider choosing a backup agent, in case your first choice isn’t available or is unwilling to make a health care decision on your behalf. Don’t choose someone without telling that person. Make sure that the person you choose understands what’s most important to you, so that when the time comes for decisions, your health care agent can and will do what you want.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified estate planning lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local estate planning attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.