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While every adult in the U.S. is entitled to refuse or consent to medical care, knowing what a specific adult individual would prefer for health care can be difficult in the event that adult becomes incapacitated.
When this occurs, estate planning tools known as advance medical directives can be crucial, as these directives can detail various wishes a person has about medical care and/or end of life decisions.
Taking a closer look at how these directives can be developed and implemented, in this blog series. We will highlight the different types of advance medical directives in Colorado.
When you are ready to develop any type of advance medical directives, or if you need any assistance with estate planning and/or probate in Colorado, do not hesitate to contact an experienced and trusted Denver estate planning lawyer at Colorado Estate Matters, Ltd. All of our attorneys are skilled at developing the best estate planning solutions for our clients so they can protect themselves, their families and their future.
With advance medical directives in the form of living wills, people can specify their wishes regarding:
When advance medical directives are put into living wills, people should know that:
These orders basically inform emergency responders and/or other health care providers about people’s wishes to NOT receive life-saving care in the form of:
With CPR/DNR orders as advance medical directives, here’s what people should know:
To get some more important info regarding advance medical directives, be sure to check out the additional parts of this blog series that will be published soon.
Are you ready to develop advance medical directives? Or do you need help with any estate planning issues? If so, you can turn to a trusted estate planning lawyer at Colorado Estate Matters, Ltd.
We can discuss your estate planning needs and different options during our consultation. To schedule this meeting, call us at (303) 713-9147 or email us using the contact form at the top of this page.
From our offices in Denver, we serve clients throughout the southwest and southeast Metro Area, including (but not limited to) people in Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker, Aurora, Greenwood Village, Englewood, Centennial, Wheat Ridge, Golden and Arvada.