There is a class of documents sometimes described as advance health care directives, advance directives, living wills, medical proxies, health care proxies, and documents bearing similar names. All too often, people become fixated on what will happen to their assets upon their demise and ignore taking care of themselves while they are alive. Essentially, the purpose of these documents is to direct what course of action is to be followed in the event for whatever reason they can no longer make health decisions for themselves. If you’re interested in learning more about these documents or creating them, please don’t hesitate to contact a knowledgeable Bergen County lifetime planning lawyer from the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi today.
Lifetime Planning Lawyer | Here to Give You Peace of Mind
We often plan for what happens to our assets after we pass away, but we less frequently think about who will take care of us while we’re alive, should we be unable to do so ourselves. That said, you do have options, and creating certain documents can give you the peace of mind you need to sleep soundly at night. Let our Bergen County, New Jersey estate planning lawyer help you.
Types of Lifetime Planning Documents
Generally, lifetime planning documents fall into three categories, (1) direction(s) and expression(s) to all concerned parties with their medical treatment as to what treatment is to be rendered or withheld, (2) a direction and authorization empowering a third party to act on their behalf or (3) integration and combination of both.
Needless to say, when a person is no longer capable of making their own health decisions, third-party conflicting opinions abound. The utilization of these types of documents carries out the exact wishes and desires of the person involved. It avoids disharmony, disputes, and discord between caretakers.
As previously mentioned, just some of the most common types of lifetime planning documents are as follows:
- Living wills
- Advance healthcare directives
- Medical proxies
- Powers of attorney
If you need assistance drafting any of the aforementioned, our legal team is here to help.
Contact a Lifetime Planning Lawyer Today
If you need a legal team who can help you get the reassurance you deserve, we are here to help. Of course, no one wants to imagine living a life where they’re incapable of caring for themselves, but the truth is, no one knows what the future holds, and having a plan in place can go a long way. Contact the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi today to learn more about how we can assist you.