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Advance Directives Attorney in Dunkirk, Maryland

Advance directives are an incredibly important tool in ensuring that your wishes are carried out in the event of a medical emergency or incapacitation.  

At the Law Offices of Julie A. Schejbal, CHTD, we offer services that help clients empower their futures. We're here to help ensure your medical care aligns with your individual preferences. We can walk you through the process and create legally enforceable documents that allow you to exercise control over your future medical treatment. 

Our Approach to Advance Directive Services

At our firm, we understand the crucial role of planning for the future. We don't just offer legal services; we offer solutions that provide peace of mind. Our advance directive services aim to help you make informed decisions about your medical care, especially if a time comes when you can't communicate those decisions yourself. 

Advance care planning is about more than just preparing for the worst-case scenario. It's about having open conversations with your loved ones and making thoughtful considerations about your health. As experienced estate lawyers, we're here to provide necessary legal knowledge to ensure your advance directives truly reflect your wishes. 

Whether you're young or old, in excellent health, or facing a medical condition, advance care planning is essential. It gives you control over your medical treatment and ensures that someone you trust will be there to make decisions on your behalf if you can't. 

What Are Advance Directives?

Advance directives are legal documents that outline your preferences for medical care, should you become unable to express them yourself. The two most common types are the living will and the durable power of attorney for health care: 

  • A living will outlines your preferences for medical treatment in specific situations, stating which treatments you want, which ones you'd like to avoid, and under what conditions each choice applies. 

  • On the other hand, a durable power of attorney for health care designates a trusted person—known as a health care proxy—to make medical decisions on your behalf if you're unable to do so. This person should be familiar with your values and wishes, acting as your advocate to ensure your preferences are followed. 

By creating advance directives, you're ensuring peace of mind knowing that your medical care will be in line with your wishes, even if you can't express them yourself.

Put Your Wishes in Writing

Who Needs Advance Care Planning? 

Like estate planning, advance care planning isn't limited to a specific age group or health condition. It's for anyone who wants their medical treatment preferences respected. 

Whether you're young and healthy or dealing with a serious illness, advance care planning allows you to have control over your future health care decisions. It's especially important for individuals with dementia, as the disease may eventually impair their ability to make decisions. 

Advance care planning means your loved ones and health care providers are aware of your wishes and will act accordingly, giving you peace of mind. 

What We Offer

Our law firm is committed to providing comprehensive advance directive services to ensure your wishes are legally recognized and followed. Here's how we can help you: 

1. Knowledgeable Guidance: Our experienced team will guide you through the process, explaining the legal aspects and helping you make informed decisions. 

2. Document Preparation: We assist you in creating legally recognized advance directive documents, such as living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care. 

3. Customized Approach: We understand that everyone's situation is unique. We take the time to understand your specific needs and preferences, ensuring your advance directives accurately reflect your wishes. 

4. Peace of Mind: Having legally recognized advance directives in place gives you peace of mind knowing that your medical care will align with your preferences, even if you're unable to communicate them yourself. 

Start Your Planning Journey Today

Don't wait until it's too late to make your medical care preferences known. Reach out to our estate law firm today to schedule a consultation and start your advance care planning. We're here to provide the guidance and support you need to ensure your wishes are respected and followed. Beyond advance directives, we provide guidance in a variety of planning matters:  

  • Estate Planning: We'll guide you through the process of establishing wills and trusts, ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes. We also handle probate matters, assisting with the legal and financial issues that come up after a person's death. 

  • Elder Law Services: Aging comes with its own unique set of challenges. That's why we provide elder law services including conservatorship, guardianship, and powers of attorney. We assist in long-term healthcare planning, Medicaid planning, elder fraud prevention, and Medicaid crisis planning. 

  • Business Planning Services: If you're a business owner, we can help you plan for your business's future, handling everything from succession planning to asset protection.

Advance Directive Attorney
in Dunkirk, Maryland

Take control of your future healthcare decisions and have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones and healthcare providers are aware of your preferences. Call us today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you empower your future. Located in Dunkirk, Maryland, we serve clients throughout Calvert County, Prince George’s County, Charles County, and St. Mary's County.