In estate planning parlance, a “directive to physician” may be necessary when the person designated to benefit from it becomes incapacitated and unable to make health-related or routine financial decisions.
These advance directives or “medical directives” explicitly communicate your wishes about medical care if you are unable to speak for yourself at some point in the future.
For the facts you need, and legal options you should be aware of regarding directives to physicians, medical powers of attorney, DNR orders and multiple layers of protection, come to the Missouri City estate planning attorneys who work hard to solve life problems every day, for our clients — Pursley McNamara & Flint, PLLC.
Medical directives can also be known as “living wills.” This fundamental estate planning tool is a trusted method of protecting yourself and loved ones if a disabling injury, debilitating illness or incapacity occurs. The living will can also help you avoid divisive disagreements within your family about how best to care for an ailing senior relative.
A living will or medical directive is legal documentation that proactively describes categories of life-saving treatment, such as using or refraining from using life-saving measures, or to simply provide treatment that ensures the incapacitated person’s care and comfort. The living will leaves no doubt as to what guidelines should be followed by medical providers.
The medical directive can also designate future guardians for a person in case of incapacitation. A guardian can be named separately for an estate’s financial affairs, apart from a guardian who attends to the loved one’s medical care and living arrangements.
Our skilled estate lawyers can answer any questions you might have and tell you more about medical directives — plus other estate planning features such as wills, trusts and asset protection possibilities — during your free initial consultation at our Pursley McNamara & Flint, PLLC, law offices.
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To discuss your estate planning goal with one of our Missouri City medical directive lawyers, contact us with a call to (713) 766-4326 or email message. We respond throughout the legal process with personal service and creative problem-solving that bring you peace of mind.