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Houston Medical Power Of Attorney
Establishing a medical power of attorney is a crucial step in ensuring that your end-of-life wishes will be recognized, no matter the medical conditions or circumstances you face. This directive allows you to formally name a person who will act on your behalf, should you become incapacitated, to make medical decisions. It provides you the opportunity to have important conversations while you are able, conveying your wishes for care and resuscitation in certain situations, confident that your power of attorney will carry out these wishes.
Health Care Proxies And Medical Powers Of Attorney In Houston
The medical power of attorney only has decision-making authority if you have become incapacitated and cannot speak on your own behalf, and decision-making authority expires after you pass. It is an important directive to have if you are single or do not have family members. It also serves a valuable purpose if you do not want family members to make these types of decisions for you, allowing to name someone who would not be granted authority by health and safety codes.
For same-sex couples, this plays an important role in end-of-life planning. As the state does not formally recognize same-sex marriage, your partner or spouse would not be consulted on such decisions. This protects both you and your spouse.
At Law Office of Troy M. Moore, PLLC, we can assist you in creating a medical power of attorney to ensure that critical medical decisions are placed in the hands of someone you trust. We take the time to listen to your goals and prepare a power of attorney that reflects your wishes and provides peace of mind that you will be cared for in the manner you choose.
To learn more about how our lawyers can help you establish a medical power of attorney as part of a comprehensive plan for the future, please contact our Houston, Texas, law firm today at 281-970-8039