Illinois Healthcare Planning
Hoffman Estates Estate Planning Lawyers
Most people who go to see an attorney about estate planning focus on the question of what happens if I die. It is also important to ask the opposite question. What happens if you live and can not make decisions for yourself? In no other instance is the answer to this question more important that in the matter of your healthcare. Under Illinois law, that question is answered for you with often poor result. Healthcare surrogates, that is, the person entitled to take control and make decisions are dictated by group based on their kinship. For example, children of an aging parent where no spouse exists are grouped together. These are the same people who can not agree on where to have a family barbeque. They are now asked to agree on mom's long term care. By executing healthcare documents, you can take control over your healthcare and often achieve a significantly better result.
Healthcare planning focuses on four main documents:
Additional documentation may also apply. If you have not made decisions about your healthcare choices, or have not put those decisions in writing, contact an attorney today.
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