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Health Care Proxies Let You Make Critical Decisions Now

No one wants to think about the end of his or her life. But the fact of the matter is that everyone dies eventually. If you don't plan now for the end of your life, your loved ones will be left having to deal with the possibility of court and additional legal fees that could have been avoided.

With a health care proxy, you can decide for yourself how you want your medical care to be handled and who you want to handle it when you no longer have the capacity to do so yourself. From our office in Haverhill, attorney Richard G. Garmil helps people throughout Massachusetts draft these important documents to ensure their wishes are followed.

Protecting Your Loved Ones And Making Your Wishes Clear

When a person becomes incapacitated but has left no instructions about how his or her medical care should be handled, it can create a contentious environment. Often, family members disagree on end-of-life medical care, which can cause tension, heartbreak and financial hardship.

A health care proxy, allows you to name a health care agent who will be authorized to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to. By creating this affordable document now, you can save your family thousands of dollars later and save them from having to go through the difficult guardianship process.

In some cases, it is necessary to seek affirmation of a health care proxy. We can help you through this process to ensure that your loved one is safe.

Spouses And Parents Do Not Automatically Have A Say

A common misconception among many people is that they are automatically given the right to make end-of-life decisions for their spouse or their children simply by having that relationship. Unless your children are under 18, however, this is not true. Without the proper documents, you are not allowed to access an adult's medical records.

Let Us Help You Start Planning

Call us at 978-228-5338 or toll free at 800-759-8322, or send us an email to schedule your free one-hour consultation.

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The Law Office of Richard G. Garmil
350 Main Street, Suite 5
Haverhill, MA 01830

Phone: 978-228-5338
Toll Free: 800-759-8322
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