Are you concerned about who will make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated? A medical power of attorney allows you to choose someone to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself. In Wisconsin, the experienced attorneys at Heritage Law Office can help you create a medical power of attorney that reflects your wishes and ensures that your medical treatment aligns with your values.
What is a Medical Power of Attorney?
A medical power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to designate someone to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to do so yourself. This person, called your agent or surrogate, will make decisions about your medical care, including whether to consent to or refuse medical treatment, based on your wishes as expressed in the document.
A medical power of attorney is different from a living will, which allows you to specify your wishes regarding life-sustaining treatment if you are in a terminal condition, persistent vegetative state, or end-stage condition. A medical power of attorney is broader and allows your agent to make decisions about all aspects of your medical care if you are unable to do so yourself.
Creating a Medical Power of Attorney in Wisconsin
Creating a medical power of attorney in Wisconsin involves several steps. The experienced attorneys at Heritage Law Office can guide you through the process to ensure that your wishes are accurately reflected in the document.
Choose an Agent: The first step in creating a medical power of attorney is to choose an agent. Your agent should be someone you trust to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself. You should discuss your wishes with your agent and make sure they understand your values and preferences regarding medical treatment.
Draft the Documents: You should have an attorney assist you with completing the form to ensure that it accurately reflects your wishes.
Sign and Notarize the Form: Once the form is completed, you must sign it in the presence of two witnesses or a notary public. The witnesses or notary must also sign the form.
Distribute Copies: Once the form is signed and notarized, distribute copies to your agent, your healthcare providers, and any other relevant parties.
Why Choose Heritage Law Office?
At Heritage Law Office, our attorneys are experienced in creating medical power of attorney documents that accurately reflect our clients' wishes. We will take the time to discuss your values and preferences regarding medical treatment and ensure that your document aligns with your wishes.
In addition to medical power of attorney, we also provide a range of estate planning services, including wills, trusts, and probate. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of Wisconsin estate planning law and can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that meets your needs.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your estate planning needs. You can contact our experienced attorneys either online or at 414-253-8500 to schedule a free consultation today.
Cities We Serve
Our experienced attorneys at Heritage Law Office serve clients throughout Wisconsin, including in the following cities:
- Green Bay
- Eau Claire
- Elm Grove
- Fox Point
- Whitefish Bay
- And more.
We are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate legal services to our clients in Wisconsin. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you with your estate planning needs.