Death is never a pleasant subject. For most young people, death is an afterthought, if it’s a thought at all. Living wills or advanced directives allow people to elaborate their wishes, in the event of a medical emergency that leaves them incapacitated. Anything people can do to minimize debates or arguments in these intimate end-of-life (or similar) situations is a smart move. We never know what’s around the corner, but with preparation and trusted advice from a legal professional, some of the stress can be avoided.
Medical power of attorney is a way to designate a person to advocate for you in these situations of medical emergency and personal incapacity, especially when a situation not covered by the living will arises. It’s also a way of assisting medical professionals, by taking one less decision off their hands. It’s prudent to address all these questions now. Death and catastrophe don’t wait for an appointment. All you can do is try to anticipate the most pressing aspects of the situation.
You want to start with a compassionate, knowledgeable legal professional who can walk you through the details. A person who can advise you of the pros and cons of each decision, and can help you make any necessary changes is key. You need to know that your plan is affordable and feasible. The legal professionals you are looking for can be found at Burkhalter & Burkhalter. We’ve been helping the people of Tennessee with these and other legal matters for better than 15 years. The only mistaken response is to wait. We don’t know the future, but we can act now in the present. Your loved ones will thank you. The peace of mind can be shared, and it will be a relief knowing that confusion and disputes will not be added to the grief of death and loss. Call today for a free consultation.