by: Cobb Law Group
One of the most important legal documents that you can have is the Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care. “Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care” is the official name for a Georgia Living Will or a Georgia Durable Medical Power of Attorney. Regardless of what you call it, it is very important because it allows you to make decisions about your long-term health care before it’s too late. There are many benefits of obtaining such a form:
- it allows you to name an individual who will make health care decisions on your behalf if you are incapable of doing so yourself;
- it allows you to choose your treatment preferences if you have a terminal condition or if you are in a permanent state of unconsciousness; and
- it allows you to name the person who can/would serve as your guardian if one is ever needed.
Without a duly executed Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care, your religious beliefs or your opinions regarding long-term life support may be disregarded. It’s wonderful to have opinions regarding long-term life-support; in fact, we know many people who claim they want to be “unplugged” as soon as possible while other people firmly espouse the benefits of long-term life support and heroic medical measures. Your opinions mean a great deal to you; however, your opinions have no effect on what will happen to you unless you have a Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care–it gives authority to your opinions and beliefs!
Georgia residents have a unique form which is the only statutorily authorized form from the Georgia legislature. And, the Cobb Law Group’s Georgia Virtual Law Firm is offering this very important and useful form through its online platform. It’s part of our goal to make forms such as the Advance Directive accessible and affordable.
It’s an ideal form to be one of the first forms our virtual law firm promotes as it is a form which the Georgia legislature intended to be “user-friendly”. Thus, you don’t need to schedule an appointment with a lawyer and pay for an explanation of every sentence and section; instead, you can read the document yourself, decide for yourself what options and decisions you want to choose and save yourself money!
If you don’t have a Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care, please consider purchasing one today–click here for more details!