Though it’s not required to have an advance directive in place, it’s beneficial to start planning for unexpected situations before they occur. No one wants to find themselves in a medical situation where you can’t make decisions for yourself. But with an advance directive, you can have peace of mind. By planning ahead, you can get the medical care you want, avoid unnecessary suffering and relieve caregivers of decision-making burdens during moments of crisis or grief.
Are you ready to start planning your advance directive in Washington County? Call the attorneys of Hammond and Associates at 240-200-5222. We would love to help you plan for your future!
What Is an Advance Directive?
An advance directive is a legal document for an adult of any age to better plan for future health care needs. It is the legal document you prepare after discussing, deciding, and putting into writing your choices for treatment, care, and appointing a health care decision maker for care in the event you are not able to make medical decisions for yourself.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to make medical decision for yourself in the moment, your doctor can look to your advance directive to find out what medical decisions you would like made. An example of this would be if you were in a coma—you’d be unable to voice your opinion on the matter, but with an advance directive in place, you get to decide what happens.
If you’d like to discuss advance directives with an expert, contact Hammond and Associates today. We have been helping your Washington County neighbors with their advance directives for years. Let us help you next!
What Happens If I Don’t File an Advance Directive in Washington County?
Did you know that if you don’t have an advance directive and find yourself in an unexpected medical situation, your next of kin will make health care decisions for you? However, having an advance directive in place will make things easier on your loved ones by preventing misunderstandings and disagreements about how you should be cared for.
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Elder Law Attorneys Assisting with Advance Directives in Washington County, Maryland
Contact the elder law attorneys at Hammond and Associates to guard your family against unexpected crises. When a medical situation arises, many Washington County residents become overwhelmed. With an advanced directive, you and your loved ones can minimize the stress brought on from a traumatic event—and Hammond and Associates is more than happy to help you the advance directive process. Our attorneys have assisted elder law clients with power of attorney and wills and trust planning in Washington County and the surrounding areas.
Hammond and Associates offers the following services to families in Washington County:
If you need an elder law attorney to help you navigate an important decision, question, or conflict regarding a family member, financial situation, or future arrangement in Washington County, give Hammond and Associates a call today. We have the ability to understand every aspect of your legal situation and can help protect your loved ones.
Contact us online or call us at 240-200-5222 and we can discuss the benefits of an advance directive. We want to help you protect your loved ones in Washington County!