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Advance Directives for Healthcare

You probably have particular wishes about your health care, treatment decisions, and end-of-life care.  In addition, you may want certain individuals to speak for you if you are unable to express your wishes.  In Wisconsin, if you do not have someone designated in a health care power of attorney, only a court-appointed guardian can make a decision for you if the need arises.

So, all legally competent adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to have health care powers of attorney and other advance directives.  Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16, and the State Bar of Wisconsin offers a free resource to help you plan and prepare advance directives.  From April 12-23, the State Bar offers A Gift to Your Family: Planning Ahead for Future Heath Needs.

In addition, Johnson Teigen, LLC offers the guide, Making Your Wishes Known, to help you with all aspects of planning advance directives and related health care documents.

Advance directives are an important part of an individual’s personal and estate plan.  Contact one of the attorneys at Johnson Teigen to develop you plan today.