What to Know About Advance Healthcare Directives in New York

A solid estate plan has many moving parts. While many think that all they will need to create is a will, they are far from correct. There are several different documents that must be acknowledged and prepared for your estate. By having an estate plan, you can rest easy knowing that all of your wishes are carried out and that your loved ones are not left behind with stress. One of the most important documents you can consider is an advance healthcare directive. To learn more, continue reading and reach out to our skilled New York estate planning attorneys.

What is an advance healthcare directive in New York?

An advance healthcare directive is used by individuals as a way to plan for their end-of-life care. While this may be a dreaded task, it is awfully important. In the event that you are unable to make medical decisions on your behalf, your doctors and loved ones will be able to refer to your advance healthcare directive for help and guidance. This will ensure that your requests are followed. You can discuss several issues with an advance healthcare directive. The most common issues covered include the following:

  • Artificial nutrition
  • Artificial hydration
  • Hospice care
  • CPR use
  • Ventilator use

Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss this important process further with you and ensure that your estate planning goals are met. Our dedicated legal team is here to walk you through every step of the way.

What is the process of creating a healthcare directive?

An advance care directive is a legal document that will explicitly state your wishes if you become injured or ill and cannot speak on your own behalf. In most cases, to be valid, an advance healthcare directive must be signed by you and two other witnesses who are present at the time of your signing. It is also important to note that a health care agent cannot typically be a witness.

If you would like to create an advance healthcare directive, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you have a skilled attorney by your side each step of the way. We recognize that this is a hard issue to acknowledge, but we cannot stress its importance enough. Do not wait to contact us today. Our attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and experience required to help you make the best decisions for you and your loved ones’ futures.

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If you or a loved one needs assistance creating an estate plan and wish to speak with an experienced attorney, contact the Law Office of Andres D. Gil, PLLC today.

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