What if you were recovering from illness or surgery or involved in an accident and were unable to speak for yourself? Who would make your health care decisions? Do you have a Health Care Agent appointed?
If there is no one who is designated as your Health Care Agent, then the doctors will speak to the person(s) who are your next of kin. This can be simple (as in the case where all family members are known, present and know exactly what you want and are in agreement with what you want), or more difficult (as when there are multiple people who have a say, disagreements, or uncertainty about what you want).
But, no matter what the situation, it is more efficient to formally name someone as your agent to speak for you in the event that you cannot. This will prevent delays in decision-making when timing is crucial.
In these uncertain times, it is important to have a Health Care Agent appointed in advance You should also have a durable power of attorney (so someone can take care of your day-to-day life for you) and a current, valid, Texas Will.
The Covid-19 pandemic illustrates how life can change in a second. Be prepared.
In order to help you, we are offering a special package with a Texas Last Will & Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, and Health Care Power of Attorney appointing Agent. Please call or email us for details.
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