A Living Will is a document in which you can give specific instructions about your health care treatment, as well as express your attitudes and wishes about your health care. A Health Care Proxy is different because it allows you to choose someone you trust to make treatment decisions on your behalf in case you lose your decisionmaking capacity. With a Health Care Proxy, you don’t need to know in advance what will happen to you or what your medical needs might be in the future.
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.