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Health Care Directives

An advance health care directive, also known as a “living will,” provides direction to physicians and your family members if you are severely incapacitated or in the end stages of life. Without a written directive, you could be deprived of medical intervention and life support, or conversely, kept alive indefinitely by machines against your wishes.

These topics are uncomfortable to talk about. Our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys will gently walk you through various scenarios. We will help you create an advance health care directive that reflects your beliefs and desires, and provides clear guidance to medical professionals and loved ones.

The Law Offices of Kennedy & Jackson offers comprehensive estate planning services in Houston, Sugar Land, Harris County and beyond. In addition to a living will, we can help you with all facets of planning for incapacity, including a power of attorney for health care decisions.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES LAW FIRM IN HOUSTON WITH BOARD-CERTIFIED ATTORNEYS

Attorneys Thomas Kennedy and David Jackson are both certified specialists in estate planning by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 30 years of collective experience, they have seen the heartache and family conflicts that arise when there was no advance directive or when the living will was too ambiguous.

An advance health care directive takes effect if you become physically or mentally incapacitated through accident or illness. We try to address a broad range of scenarios, including brain death, persistent vegetative state, critical injuries and terminal disease. The living will can specify your wishes regarding:

  • “Heroic measures” such as resuscitation and intubation
  • Ongoing life support such as ventilators, IV fluids or feeding tubes
  • Organ transplant or other lifesaving surgery
  • Pain medications
  • Organ donation
  • Religious last rites

We can discuss “do not resuscitate” (DNR) orders, “death with dignity” and other terms commonly associated with living wills. Our lawyers make sure that you understand exactly what each provision in your advance directive means and that your wishes are expressed as clearly as possible.

EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A LIVING WILL

Our law firm serves clients in Greater Houston, Harris County and beyond. We are located in the Galleria area of Houston, with free on-site parking available next to our office building. We provide a complimentary and confidential consultation to all new potential clients.

To schedule an appointment, call 713-783-7444 or send us an email.