If You Cannot Make Medical Decisions, Who Will?
A devastating accident, a long-term illness, a traumatic head injury or a stroke can leave you unable to make your own medical decisions. Who will make those decisions on your behalf? Will that person understand your wishes and be willing to carry them out? To discuss your need for a health care proxy with an experienced lawyer, contact attorney Stuart Hamilton.
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We have all heard stories of families torn apart by conflicting ideas of how to care for a loved one. Does your family understand your wishes? At the Hamilton Law Office in Sudbury, Massachusetts, we know that a health care proxy is an important part of the estate planning process.
- A health care proxy can give instructions about how you want decisions regarding your medical needs to be made. If you are unable to make those decisions for yourself for whatever reason, your chosen proxy should have detailed written instructions to follow. A health care proxy will not only take the burden of difficult decisions out of the hands of others, but it will also prevent disputes among your loved ones about your care.
- A durable power of attorney will not allow someone to make health care decisions for you. In Massachusetts, a health care proxy is required. Make sure you select someone you trust and who understands your wishes. An experienced estate planning attorney will make sure that you have the documents necessary to carry out your wishes
- If you have questions about making sure your wishes will be understood and followed, talk to a lawyer experienced and fully focused on Massachusetts estate planning.
Contact the Hamilton Law Office to discuss health care proxies and other estate planning needs. Your lawyer will provide up-to-date advice and counsel that meets your specific needs.