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Advance Directives

Discerning Advice for Advance Directives and Living Wills in California

Wills & Trusts Attorneys in Riverside County

No one likes to think about it, but for all of us there is a very real possibility that we will need someone else to act on our behalves near the end of our lives. Old age, serious illnesses, and catastrophic injuries can all put us in a position where we aren’t mentally capable of making important medical and financial decisions for ourselves. At Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation, we assist individuals in Riverside County and throughout California with preparing advance directives, living wills, and powers of attorney to assist their families and make sure that their voices are heard in the event of their incapacity.

About Advance Directives, Living Wills, and Powers of Attorney

Living Wills and Advance Health Care Directives

California law gives you the right to control all decisions concerning your medical care. This right is not affected by your physical or mental condition; however, in order to exercise it under circumstances when you are incapable of speaking on your own behalf, you need to have the appropriate legal documentation in place. Living wills and advance health care directives allow you to make decisions now about your future medical treatment. Along with your will, these documents are fundamental to the estate planning process.

Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation provides knowledgeable advice and representation for advance health care planning. Whether you prefer to affirmatively make specific health care-related decisions now, or wish to designate a trusted family member or close friend to act on your behalf in the future, we can help you plan for:

  • Receipt or refusal of specific medical treatments
  • End-of-life care and ensuring comfort at the time of death
  • Placement in a nursing home or hospice
  • Pain management and palliative care

Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial Management

We also provide assistance with preparing durable powers of attorney for financial management. Like living wills and advance health care directives, these documents are extremely important, and we can make them very specific and tailor them to your individual preferences. Our attorneys will guide you through the process of setting up a plan to ensure that your needs and desires are served.

Attorneys for Preparing Living Wills and Advance Directives in Riverside County, CA

Planning ahead for these types of issues is important for your wellbeing, your dignity, and your family. Our lawyers will make sure that you are both comfortable with and confident in your advance health care and financial planning. For more information, please call 760-320-7161 or contact Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger online today.

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