If you do not have a health care directive and can’t make your own health care choices, your providers will probably talk to your family about what treatment is best for you. If there is disagreement, someone may seek appointment of a guardian or conservator. If this happens, you have no control over who will be named, and you can’t be sure your wishes will be followed.
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.