Advance Directive Form

Defined for the State of Florida

Generally, we don't like to think about the possibility of losing our ability to communicate our wishes to others. However, specifying what type of health care treatment you should or should not have can help your loved ones carry out your requests and ease their emotional struggle in making life or death decisions for you. With an Advance Directive Form you can help avoid conflict among your loved by setting instructions that must legally be followed regardless of disagreements or disapproval by family members by seeking the legal expertise of The Berman Law Group who specializes in Estate Planning in Boca Raton, FL.

There are three purposeful parts in Florida Advance Directive Form to help carry out your wishes in the event you become mentally incapacitated.

1. The Florida Designation of Health Care Surrogate is the first part of your Advance Directive Form. It allows you to assign an adult to speak on your behalf and make medical care decisions for you. These powers assigned to your health care surrogate go into effect once your doctor examines you and determines you lack the physical or mental capacity to understand and willfully communicate your wishes. If you have specific mental illness concerns not addressed in this form, your lawyer at The Berman Law Group might recommend drafting a Power of Attorney.

2. With a Living Will, you decide if your dying should be artificially prolonged and in which instances. In this part of your Advance Directive Form, you dictate what type of treatment you should or should not receive and you must also place a check mark on all or any of the conditions that must be met: should you develop a terminal condition, fall into a vegetative state, or have an end-stage condition. Once your physician determines that you cannot make your own decisions, your living will go into effect. As part of the living will you can also specify the donation of any of your organs.

3. The Execution contains your signature and witnesses' provisions so that your Advance Directive Form will be effective. Here you can also specify who else in addition to your surrogate has a copy of your document.

The Berman Law Groups experienced estate planning lawyer Boca Raton office will assist you every step of the way to ensure your Advance Directive Form is exactly how you wish your life to be carried out in the event you become incapacitated and cannot make decisions on your own.


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