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Estate Planning Essentials: June 2019


Chambliss Estate Planning Essentials brings you legal developments and other trends of vital interest in the world of estate planning. This post is brought to you by Rebecca Miller and other members of the Estate Planning Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.

Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial

Advance Directives: Are You Ready in the Case of an Emergency?

by Rebecca Miller, Estate Planning Attorney

You have the right to control your medical treatment, but what happens if you are unable to make decisions for yourself because of injury or illness? Fortunately, you also have the right to plan and give instructions about your preferred future health care by making an advance directive. 

What Is an Advance Directive?

An advance directive for health care is a legal document that states your choices about medical treatments you do or do not want. It may also name a person to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. This person is called your agent. Unless you specify otherwise, the agent only has authority once you become incapacitated. Anyone 18 years or older and of sound mind can make an advance directive. [Click to read the full article.]



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