Gulfport Living Will Lawyers

An Advance Health Care Directive Ensures Your Medical Wishes Are Respected

Having the right legal documents in place can make the difference between receiving the kind of medical care you want and allowing complete strangers to make these important choices for you. Without an advance health care directive, decisions about medical procedures and treatment may be left up to a distant relative, a physician or even a judge.

At the law firm of Sheehan Law Firm, we help clients throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast area make sure that their medical choices are clearly understood and documented. We do this by creating advance health care directives, which are composed of two parts: a durable power of attorney for health care and a living will.

Durable Powers Of Attorney For Health Care And Living Wills

A durable power of attorney for health care is a legal document that names the person you want to make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated. This person is called your agent. He or she should be a dependable individual whom you trust to make wise choices. You may name a spouse, relative or close friend as your agent, but Mississippi law does not allow an agent to be an unrelated employee or owner of any nursing home at which you are receiving care.

A living will is also a legal document, but this document states what type of medical care you want to receive in the event you cannot speak for yourself. It may outline your instructions about surgical procedures, life support options, organ donation and many other types of treatment.

Our Gulfport living will attorneys gladly prepare a living will absolutely free for every client who comes to our office and requests one. This is our gift to you.

Consult A Gulfport Advance Health Care Directive Attorney For Free

To discover how our law firm can assist you with any estate planning matter, or to have one of our lawyers prepare a free living will for you, come in and see us today. Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation by calling Sheehan Law Firm at 228-875-0572. You can also contact us online today.