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Advance Health Care Directives and Estate Plans

Most clients that contact our office for estate planning services ask about a Last Will and Testament or a Trust.  But Advance Health Care Directives are just as important to your estate plan.  Who makes your health care decisions for you if you are unable to communicate your wishes?  How will your family and health care providers know what health care decisions you want made on your behalf?

In Ohio, there are four advance health care directives that should be considered with your estate plan.  They are:

  1. Ohio Health Care Power of Attorney
  2. Ohio Living Will Declaration
  3. Ohio Donor Registry Enrollment
  4. Ohio Do Not Resuscitate Order

It can be difficult to start thinking about decisions that will need to be made concerning your own health care issues.  It can be next to impossible to then share those decisions with your family.  At Painter & Associates, we have those difficult conversations with you, we work through various scenarios with you, and we assist you in drafting advance health care directives that are specific to your needs and wishes.


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