The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in some form or fashion. For example, many of us have been confronted like never before with how fragile life really is; we’ve realized just how quickly things can change, whether due to a pandemic or some other unforeseen occurrence.
If there’s an upshot here, it’s that many have become more proactive in thinking about their own end-of-life issues. Specifically, we know many individuals who have enlisted the help of an advance health directive attorney.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at what an advance healthcare directive is, and why it’s worth pursuing.
As the pandemic has proven, none of us can ever be sure of what tomorrow will bring. Good health is never promised. You never know when an accident or a disease could put you in a coma or leave you otherwise medically incapacitated.
So how do you want doctors to care for you? At what point should life support equipment be used… and at what point should it be discontinued?
If you’re in a coma or otherwise unable to speak for yourself, you won’t be able to inform the physician of your wishes. But if you have an advance healthcare directive, you can lay out your wishes in advance, ensuring they are upheld even if you’re unable to speak.
An advance directive attorney can help you put this vital document in place… and that’s not all. Consider some additional reasons to reach out to an advance health directive attorney.
These are just some of the reasons why now might be a perfect time to meet with an estate planning attorney.
Singh Law Firm provides estate planning expertise to individuals and families throughout California. We’re here to talk you through the process of putting an advance healthcare directive in place. Reach out to our office at any time.