While people often think of estate plans as a way to direct finances or how their assets will be distributed, some people use estate plans to set up a healthcare plan that works for them and their loved ones. Healthcare directives are an important part of any estate plan. Healthcare directives can be a great way to give your family some relief while also creating a strategy that suits your needs.

While some healthcare directives work while you are still alive and not incapacitated, when something happens that unfortunately leaves you incapacited, a good healthcare directive is pivotal. When you are unable to communicate to loved ones or healthcare professionals, your healthcare directives will ensure you’re getting the type of treatment you want, and not something you don’t. To learn more about healthcare directives and how they can work for you, speak to someone from our estate planning legal team at (210) 775-0353.

How Can a Healthcare Directive Help Me?

A healthcare directive is key when it comes to protecting your medical preferences. Depending on the circumstances, there is a chance you will want your healthcare directives to guide medical facilities on how you want to be treated. These situations can include being fed through a feeding tube, being resuscitated after your heart stops, being put on a ventilator, or being kept alive on a machine when there is no chance of recovery. Your healthcare directives are a guide for any and all healthcare treatments and decisions you want your family to follow when you are unable to communicate.

Is Putting Together Healthcare Directives Difficult?

It’s not that deciding what your healthcare directives will be is difficult, but putting them together in the proper forms can be complicated and challenging without good legal help. Our legal team works hard to make this process easy for each of our clients. We can work side by side with you to fully institute your healthcare directives. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can protect your wishes.

Do All Estate Planning Lawyers Do the Same Thing?

Whether you’re setting up your estate for the first time, or want to add healthcare directives to an existing estate, you want to make sure your attorney has years of experience working with estate planning. Healthcare directives are complex, so make sure your lawyer is knowledgeable on your state’s laws. To get the help you need for setting up your healthcare directives, give Laura D. Heard Law Firm Inc. a call at (210) 775-0353 today.