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Advance Health Care Directives

Advance Health Care Directive Attorney Northridge, CA

An advance health care directive outlines a person’s future wishes for his health care should he become incapacitated and unable to communicate these wishes. In California, an advance health care directive:

  • Includes a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care.
  • Will appoint someone to be an “agent” who will have the power of attorney and will be responsible for ensuring that a person’s health care wishes are carried out.
  • Can make sure that a person’s important health care decisions are not left up to judges, estranged family members or others who may not be the best individuals to make these choices for an incapacitated person.

At the Law Offices of Darrell C. Harriman, I have extensive experience assisting clients in developing comprehensive, effective advance health care directives. Regardless of a person’s needs and future wishes regarding health care, I can develop solutions to ensure these needs and wishes are appropriately met and carried out in the future.

What an Advance Health Care Directive Can Do

An advance health care directive is a powerful tool that can be used to specifically grant the powers to (or to specifically deny the powers to) do any of the following on behalf of an incapacitated person:

  • Make decisions regarding the continuation or termination of life-support and/or whether to try to resuscitate.
  • Choose or dismiss certain health care providers.
  • Make decisions regarding diagnostic testing, medication programs and/or proposed surgical treatments.
  • Donate a person’s organs.
  • Authorize autopsies.
  • Make decisions regarding how a person’s remains will be handled.
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San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Attorney at the Law Offices of Darrell C. Harriman

Are you ready to set up an advance health care directive? Or do you need help revising an existing advance health care directive? If so, the trusted San Fernando Valley estate planning attorney at the Law Offices of Darrell C. Harriman is here for you. Since 1980, I have been dedicated to providing my clients with:

  • Personalized, highly responsive service.
  • Clear answers and information about their case.
  • The best possible representation for all of their estate planning needs.
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