IMPORTANT MEDICAL CARE DECISIONS
Who will make medical decisions for you, if you are no longer able to express your desires? Do you have strong feelings about treatment or life support? Do you want to donate your organs? Is burial or cremation important to you?
An experienced lawyer can help you draft a California Advance Health Care Directive and a HIPAA release that designates an individual who will make health care decisions for you and contains your wishes.
Attorney Susan Borquez has more than 30 years of legal experience focusing on estate planning in the Camarillo area. Her law office combines that experience with personal service. This means you can reach us at our office or via telephone when you have questions.
Value From An Experienced Estate Planning Attorney
After many years helping families navigate end-of-life decisions and California estate law, we can help you avoid common mistakes.
For example, this is what can occur when a couple does not have an Advance Health Care
Directive and HIPAA release in place. After a husband was admitted to the hospital, the insurance company refused to speak with his wife. Unfortunately, the hospital administered procedures the husband did not want and he died in the hospital against his wishes.
This story illustrates the importance of a HIPAA release in addition to the advance health care directive. When combined with a financial power of attorney and a trust, an estate plan can also avoid expensive and embarrassing conservatorship proceedings.