Below is a form that can be completed electronically in order to request a Healthcare Directive from the law office. Please fill out the form and an attorney will complete the document in your presence at the office for a fee of $100.00. There is a complete explanations of Healthcare Directives, also known as Advanced Directives for Healthcare or Living Wills, at the bottom of the form. 

Healthcare Directive

An Advance Directive is in important legal document for every adult regardless of your age or current health. Anyone can end up hurt or sick and unable to make decisions about health care treatment. An Advance Directive is a document that will speak for you if you are unable to. Creating an Advance Directive will ensure that your personal and religious belief will be respected during your healthcare treatment.
  • Please provide the principal's full legal name. (The Principal is the person who is requesting the directive.)
  • Please name the person who you wish to serve as the agent making decisions on your behalf.
  • The primary phone number or best number to reach the agent listed.
  • List an agent in the event your primary agent listed is unable to serve in the capacity listed.

What You Should Know about Advance Directives for Healthcare

 An Advance Directive is in important legal document for every adult regardless of your age or current health.  Anyone can end up hurt or sick and unable to make decisions about health care treatment.

An Advance Directive is a document that will speak for you if you are unable to.  Creating an Advance Directive will ensure that your personal and religious belief will be respected during your healthcare treatment.

An Advance Directive appoints a healthcare agent or “healthcare power of attorney” whom you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf. Choosing your agent is an important decision, and you should think carefully about who you want to assume this responsibility.

If you do not have an advance directive, then usually your next of kin will be appointed to make health care decisions for you. However, your healthcare treatment could suffer delays without this important document.  An advance directive not only allows you to decide who can make these important decisions but allows you to decide when they can begin making decisions for you.

Even if you want your next of kin to make decisions for you, an advance directive takes the burden off of your loved ones by helping to prevent misunderstandings or arguments about your care.  An advance directive expresses your preferences with regards to your care in certain end-of-life circumstances.  In addition, this document allows you to express your preferences with regards to organ donation.

Advance Directives for Healthcare at Nolan, Plumhoff, & Williams

The attorneys at Nolan, Plumhoff, and Williams have over forty (40) years of experience assisting individuals and families in estate planning. Our Advance Directive is designed to provide clarity for your healthcare providers and family members.  Our Advance Directive allows you to appoint a Healthcare Agent/Power of Attorney to act on your behalf.

In addition our document contains a Living Will that provides instructions concerning the withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures.  If you are unsure about what instructions you wish to include in this section, please feel free to contact our office to discuss this section in detail.

Our standard Living Will provides that life sustaining procedures should not prolong life in the final stages of a terminal illness when further medical intervention would be medically ineffective. Our standard Advance Directive is designed to spare our clients further suffering and to be allowed to die naturally, in peace and with dignity.  These standard provisions can be revised to your individual desires when you consult with our attorneys.

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