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Guarantees When You Do NOT Have A Florida Advance Directive

By Laurie R. Chane |

Even if you have not yet made arrangements for incapacity as part of your estate plan, you are probably aware that the best tool for handling health care matters is an advance directive. Florida law empowers you to create a Designation of Health Care Surrogate for this purpose. Despite the fancy legal terminology, this… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between A Florida Advance Directive And Living Will?

By Laurie R. Chane |

If you have begun the estate planning conversation and are learning about your options, you have probably come to the realization that a will alone is not enough. A well-crafted estate plan also includes arrangements for incapacity, since decisions regarding your medical care and well-being are still essential even when you cannot make them…. Read More »

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Answers To FAQs About Florida Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRO)

By Laurie R. Chane |

As you are contemplating your Florida estate plan and working out details for advance directives, it is important that you not overlook a key document: A Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNRO), which can be critical in end-of-life situations. In short, this document is a statement of your wishes if health care providers must decide… Read More »

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Key Sections Of A Florida Designation Of Health Care Surrogate Form

By Laurie R. Chane |

When you think about the concept of civil rights, your mind probably turns to freedom of speech, protection from discrimination, and other basic constitutional principles. You probably do not expect these issues to touch upon estate planning, but Florida lawmakers take a different view: The Florida statute on Health Care Advance Directives actually falls… Read More »

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Florida’s Five Wishes Approach To Planning For Incapacity

By Laurie R. Chane |

The majority of Floridians recognize the importance of creating an estate plan that instructs loved ones on final affairs at death; however, many are unfamiliar with their options for incapacity and end-of-life care. Without proper documentation in place, your loved ones ill equipped  to handle health and well-being decisions if you are unable to… Read More »

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Facts About Advance Directives in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

Every competent adult has the right to make decisions regarding health care and medical treatment, but there can be serious complications when it comes to the concept of competency. You might not think too much about what would happen if you were hurt in an accident or suffer from a medical condition that affects… Read More »

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Two-Thirds of Floridians Don’t Have This Important Estate Planning Document

By Laurie R. Chane |

Though you may have taken the initiative to execute a will, finance specialists at Forbes report that you might have missed a key estate planning document. According to an article published on December 13, 2019, approximately 66 percent of all Americans have not prepared an Advance Health Care Directive. Many could be operating under… Read More »

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