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WHAT IS AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE?

 

Plan for Your Future with Advance Directives

 

Sometimes, it is hard for us to imagine that there will ever be a time when we will be incapacitated or unable to make our thoughts or wishes known to those around  us.  But  for  anyone  with  a  family  or  loved  ones  to  protect,  or  strong feelings as to what will happen to you if you become incapacitated, it is vitally important to have, in place, something referred to as an Advance Directive.

 

What Is An Advance Directive?

An  advance  directive  is  an  individual's  written  instructions  as  to  one's  future medical  care  and  treatment,  done  in  "advance"  of  any  incident  or  need.  By stating your health care choices in an advance directive, you help your family and  physician  fully  understand  your  wishes  about  your  medical  care.  It  is important that you work with an experienced Indiana Advance Directive Attorney to  be  certain  that  your  wishes  are  made  legal.

 

An advance directive may name a person of your choice to make health care choices for you if you cannot make the choices for yourself, or you may use an advance  directive  to  prevent  certain  individuals  from  making  health  care decisions  for  you.  Advance  directives  are  only  used  if  you  become incapacitated.  As  long  as  you  are  able  to  decide  and  express  your  own decisions, your advance directives will not be used. The circumstances for an advance directive are if either you are unable to communicate or your physician has assessed that you no longer have the mental competence to make choices.

 

If  you  do  not  have  an  advance  directive  in  place  and  are  unable  to  choose medical care or treatment, Indiana law decides who can do this for you. Indiana law allows any member of your immediate family or a person appointed by an Indiana court to make healthcare choices for you. If you want to be certain that whatever  happens  to  you  is  decided  by  YOU,  it  is  vital  to  contact  an  Indiana Advance  Directive  Lawyer  to  draw  up  an  advance  directive  that  clear  up  any mystery  about  your  wishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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