Lake County Living Will Attorneys
An advance health care directive is an essential part of an Indiana estate plan. This legal document addresses the important questions about what care you wish to receive and who will speak for you if you are in an end-of-life situation and cannot speak for yourself.
At Dugan & Rybicki, P.C., in St. John, our Lake County, Indiana estate planning lawyers represent individuals and families in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions.
What Is an Advance Health Care Directive?
The Indiana advance health care directives consist of a living will and a power of attorney for health care or appointment of health care representative.
A living will allows you to tell health care providers and family members whether you want extraordinary measures such as feeding tubes and artificial life support if you have a terminal condition with no hope of recovery. Without a living will, health care providers may keep you alive even if you are unconscious and in a vegetative state.
A power of attorney for heath care or appointment of health care representative allows you to name a trusted person to carry out your wishes and communicate to health care providers if you are unable to speak for yourself.
Your advance health care directive may also include optional organ donation instructions.
For More Information About Advance Health Care Directives
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Indiana advance health care directive attorneys, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.