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Preparing for the unexpected is part of estate planning. It is extremely important to protect your assets and those you love. It is also important to protect yourself in the event of an illness or accident that leaves you unconscious or unable to make your own healthcare decisions. Designating a health care proxy is the ideal way to ensure your healthcare needs are met according to your wishes. Shapiro Law Group, PC, can draft a document designating a health care proxy as part of your estate planning needs.

WHAT IS A HEALTH CARE PROXY?

A health care proxy is a document that gives another party legal authority to make decisions regarding your health care. It is only put to use when a doctor declares that you can no longer make important health care decisions on your own. It can be evoked whether the health situation is permanent or temporary. Designating a health care proxy also relieves medical professionals from liability. A health care proxy document is an extremely personal part of estate planning. It should be a decision made after careful consideration and discussion with the person you decide to put in charge of your healthcare decisions.

DRAFTING A HEALTH CARE PROXY (HCP)

The estate planning attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, can explain the use and importance of drafting a health care proxy document. We will take the time to help you decide the provisions you wish to include and help you understand when and how a health care proxy will be needed. Our firm has the compassion needed to address these personal issues. We also have the experience needed to ensure your health care proxy is clear and legally protects your rights and wishes. Let us help you navigate this sensitive decision and process as part of your estate planning journey. The attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation. (339) 298-2300.

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