Make Sure Your California Advance Healthcare Directive is Up to Date
With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world, now is not the time to have an outdated advance healthcare directive. Since regulations regarding a living will are different from state to state, if you have moved to California, your existing living will may not even be legally binding. Here are a few reasons to update your existing health care directive today.
- Make decisions in advance – If you end up incapacitated by coronavirus or any other disease, your family may face difficult decisions. You can make things easier by having your own decisions down in writing in advance.
- Choose a healthcare agent – Your directive allows you to select an agent in advance who will make decisions for you if you become medically incapacitated. When you combine this with leaving specific instructions, you create the circumstances under which your wishes are the most likely to be carried out, even if you cannot advocate for yourself.
- Inform your family – An advance directive is also a good way to let your family know what your wishes are so that no one is shocked if the situation arises and your agent makes the call for you.
Prepare or Update Your Advance Healthcare Directive Today
This is something that everyone in the state should have in place – now more than ever. To prepare or update your advance medical directive in southern California, you can call the professional estate planning attorneys at Petrov Law Firm. Just dial 619.344.0360 to get the legal help you need to execute this document properly.