You may ask anyone you wish to help you fill out the Advance Directive form. You may want to discuss its provisions with your mental or physical health care treatment providers. A mental health peer advocate who has been trained to assist in preparing Advance Directives may also be helpful. However, you must make the final decisions and sign the Advance Directive. You cannot be forced to fill out an Advance Directive by anyone, including a family member or treatment provider.
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.