Who Can Make My Medical Decisions When I Do Not Have Family?

A Health Care Advocate can be established by state planning attorneys in Law Offices of John Mangan, P.A. in Stuart and Palm City, FL serve clients in Jupiter, Hobe Sound, Jupiter Island, Port St. Lucie, and surrounding areas.

The Health Care Advocate’s Time Has Come.

Health Care Advocate?  What is that?  We are facing unusual times.  The spread of COVID-19 across our nation and the resulting pandemic changed our perspective on life and raised questions about what the future holds. You may not only be facing uncertainty when it comes to your job or business and returning to routine activities outside the home, but you may also worry about what will happen should COVID-19 or another equally harmful virus strike you.

The latter holds especially true for those who do not have immediate family members. Knowing that you do not have a spouse or adult child who may step in to advocate for your health care needs should you be unable to speak for yourself can lead to sleepless nights and a sense of fear. We want you to know, however, that you can choose a healthcare advocate for health decisions. Not only can you choose your representative, but you can also give this person the legal authority to act for you in a crisis through your Florida estate planning.

The key is to act early. Unfortunately, as with much of estate planning, you need to make these decisions while you can do so. If you do not, then you are at risk of losing the opportunity to be represented the way you want to be and could potentially find yourself in the situation of a stranger making these decisions for you. Let us share more information on this critical issue right here.

You still can have representation.

Even without immediate family members, you can have the representation you want. Through healthcare estate planning tools, such as a healthcare surrogate, you may work with your experienced Florida estate planning attorney to set up the legal documents you need to give authority to the person of your choosing.

Pick someone you trust.

Although this may go without saying, this is a key decision you need to make. You need someone who will act as you would act. Be sure to talk to the person you wish to nominate to act for you so he or she will know what you want in a healthcare crisis.

Including health care

within your Florida estate planning is critical for you. Many people think estate planning only includes wills and trusts. Estate planning, however, is so much more. This is especially true for those who are single or do not have adult children. Discuss your lifetime needs, as well as plans for your passing, with your Florida estate planning attorney.

You need an experienced legal advocate.

For all of us, but especially for those of us who do not have immediate family, we need an experienced attorney on our side. You need to work with an attorney who understands these issues and can create the estate planning tools you need to ensure you are always protected.

We understand the challenges you are facing right now. There is so much uncertainty in the world surrounding the pandemic, and we do not want you to have concerns or be at risk. Do not wait to contact us now, or at any point in the future, to create the right Florida estate plan for you.

Law Offices of John Mangan, PA
Palm City – Stuart, FL

CALL: 1 (772) 218-0480

Do you question the need for attorney guidance with so many online resources? Because laws and regulations are complex, and because every person has a lot at risk, more people than ever are seeking professional guidance from an experienced, knowledgeable source. That helps explain the rapid growth of our firm. Whether you happened upon this website by accident or are one of the many referrals we receive from a nearly 15-year collection of satisfied clients, our staff can provide customized estate planning guidance for you. Call us. Our number: 1 (772) 218-0480

Written by: John Mangan, JD, MBA

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