Do you have a DNR and Florida health care documents?
Many Florida estate planning attorneys focus on wills and living trusts. But, to some Florida clients, having the right health care documents in place if you are incompetent or in a persistent vegetative state, may be more important. Do you NOT want to be maintained on life support? Do you want a Do Not Resuscitate Order?
Having the right health care and guardianship documents is a good conversation worth having with your estate planning lawyer in Palm Beach. Just consider the recent quandary which Miami health care professionals were in when a patient showed up with a tattoo that said “Do Not Resuscitate.” To read the entire article, click here.
You can read all about Florida health care advanced directives by clicking on this link to Florida Statutes Chapter 765: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0765/0765.html
Do you know what to do if someone sues your health care proxy? What are the important facts you should know if you think that a family member might not listen to the decision made by your health care proxy? Do you know how litigation can begin to see that your wishes are complied with? Estate litigation attorneys often suggest specific language in your Florida revocable trust and also your advanced directive, health care documents, in case someone won’t follow your proxy’s actions and your wishes. For more on that, read Fla. Stat. 765.105 and Florida Probate Rule 5.900. And talk to an estate litigation law firm which handles family disputes.
Want a free form of a Florida Advanced Health Care Directive? Click here to see Florida Statute 765.203.