Living Will & Health Care Proxy

Living wills are types of advance directives that address end-of-life medical care decisions. They apply when those with living wills become unable to communicate their decisions, and have no effectively no power upon the subject of the living will's passing.

Health care proxies are legal documents that appoint agents to make healthcare decisions on behalf of those unable to make them. While living wills provide directives for certain end-of-life situations, proxies are the agents who make those decisions.

It should come as no surprise that such delicate matters require well-constructed language and safeguards in order for associated directives to have legal effect, which is why attorneys are so essential in these matters.

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How can Abessi Law Help?

Abessi Law can provide legally effective living will and health care proxy drafts, meeting goals such as:

  • Ensuring that the appointed proxy is allowed pursuant to law

  • Proper compatibility with other elements of your estate planning components

  • Ensuring that health care decisions reside with trusting parties

  • Prophylactic terms as needed (for added clarity and ambiguity-elimination

  • HIPAA compliance

  • Review of existing living wills or health care proxies

The Firm may also provide litigation support for established clients.