We Help You Legal reports the top reasons for a health care power of attorney

  • One’s health care wishes will not be carried out,
  • Family members may disagree about the health care and wind up in a lengthy and expensive court action,
  • The court may appoint someone who is not the best choice,
  • The hospital may make certain treatment decisions that conflict with the wishes,
  • Family disagreements can cause hurt feelings and rifts in family harmony,
  • Planning ahead by creating an HCD, along with a will and living trust is important. The HCD can be a simple document that We Help You Legal can help create.
  • While not necessary for an HCD, creating a living trust with the Paso Robles service’s assistance may also be of value.
  • Deciding who to authorize as the health care proxy and who to choose as an alternative in the event the first choice is unable to carry out the responsibilities
  • How often it is necessary to review and update the HCD.
  • Deciding who needs copies of the HCD.

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