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Advance directives are a tool available to those planning for the future which allows the individual to outline exact instructions for care and end-of-life decision making. Also known as a living will or directive to physician, you can explicitly dictate your wishes in a wide range of medical situations.
Health Care Directives And Advance Directives In Houston
Whether you request to be kept alive by any means necessary or request that all treatment be withheld other than what is necessary to keep you comfortable until you should pass, this provides doctors a clear understanding of your wishes. The advance directive only becomes effective if you are incapacitated and the situation has become terminal or irreversible. This means you can no longer communicate your wishes, and your condition is expected to overcome you within six months or that it will ultimately overcome you if life-sustaining measures and machines are not used.
While many of us do not wish to think about such circumstances, a living will is a critical document that ensures your wishes on the issue are honored. The directive overrides anything your medical power of attorney might decide.
It provides you the assurance that your loved ones will be protected in this situation, not having to run up futile medical bills or have to endure difficult decisions.
At Law Office of Troy M. Moore, PLLC, our attorneys provide compassionate and caring guidance in the creation of these directives. We will understand your wishes and create directives that reflect those wishes and allow you peace of mind about the future.
To learn more about how our lawyers can help you create advance directives and a living will as part of a complete plan for the future, please contact our Houston, Texas, law firm today at 281-970-8039.