Burbank Advanced Health Care Directives Attorney

Estate Planning Lawyer for Burbank, Toluca Lake & Glendale

Obtaining an Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD) is an increasingly popular legal action. An AHCD makes it possible for an individual to have a say in his or her health care and medical care options in the event that they are unable to do so in the future.

Many people do not want extensive measures taken to extend or prolong their life after a severe accident or illness incapacitates them. This is especially true when it would mean living a life where full nursing care is needed or life support machines, etc. An AHCD not only provides peace of mind for the individual initiating it but for family as well who may otherwise be faced with very difficult decisions if you are incapacitated and unable to make medical decisions yourself.

A Burbank Advanced Health Care Directive lawyer has the legal knowledge to help clients create and enact this important legal act. At the firm headed by Shelley Rios, Attorney at Law, many clients have used her skill and competence in this area of estate planning to make this type of living will legally binding and official. A Burbank real estate, probate, wills & trusts attorney can also help you determine who to choose as a Medical Power of Attorney or a health care proxy who can speak for your wishes should the unfortunate happen.

Akin to establishing durable powers of attorney, it is highly recommended that such events be planned for. Without an AHCD, it is incumbent upon the hospital or healthcare facility to administer care or continue to provide life support. If you would prefer a standing "Do Not Resuscitate" order, you need this directive in place. The lack of this directive could lead to an expensive probate court proceeding in order to establish a conservatorship on your behalf.

A lawyer at the firm goes over every aspect of this legal procedure with the client to ensure full understanding and makes sure his or her wishes are directly and precisely communicated so as to be legally binding without any interpretation.

Contact us immediately to speak with a Burbank Advanced Health Care Directive attorney about your living will.