Putting Your Health Care Wishes Down In Writing

Have you thought about what types of medical care and treatment you would like to receive in the event you become incapacitated and can no longer express your wishes? By establishing an advance directive for health care, you can make your wishes known and put them down in writing, sparing your loved ones uncertainty and dispute.

At The Mecca Law Firm, we have extensive experience handling estate planning and elder law issues for clients in Paramus and throughout northern New Jersey. Our attorneys can help you establish all of the important documents you need to gain peace of mind over your future.

Understanding Advance Directives For Health Care

In New Jersey, these advance directives have two important components:

  • Proxy directive: Also known as a durable power of attorney, a proxy directive allows you to appoint a trusted person to make medical decisions on your behalf.
  • Instruction directive: Often called a living will, this directive allows you to specify the types of treatment you would like to receive and would not like to receive in end-of-life medical scenarios.

By establishing an advance health care directive today, you can gain peace of mind that you will be treated in a manner of your choosing should a medical event occur. You can also rest assured that your loved ones will be spared vexing uncertainties over your treatment.

Speak With An Experienced Estate Planning Lawyer

To discuss advance health care directives, living wills and other critical estate planning matters with an experienced attorney, contact our Paramus law offices online or by telephone at 201-584-7388.