When an individual in New Jersey is planning their estate, it is important that they consider options for what might happen in the event that they become incapacitated. One way for an individual to prepare for this potential situation is by making sure they create a healthcare directive, which can inform loved ones of their wishes in the event they cannot communicate them effectively. A healthcare directive allows an individual to appoint someone they trust to act as an attorney-in-fact. This person will have the duty of ensuring all of the individual’s wishes are carried out during a medical emergency.
When planning the healthcare directive, an individual may have to state whether there are common medical practices that do not line up with their belief systems and would rather avoid, whether they do not wish to be the subject of life-saving acts, among other things. While this may be difficult for one to consider, it can bring great peace to a person who may have health problems. In addition, they will be able to determine when the directive should go into effect, as well as include many other details.
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