Disposition of Remains

APPOINTMENT OF AGENT TO CONTROL DISPOSITION OF REMAINS

Advance Medical Directives are documents that allow you to express your wishes with respect to health care and end of life decisions in advance of when you need them. Although it is not medical in nature, there is another Advance Directive that is useful when putting together an estate plan: the Appointment of an Agent to Control the Disposition of Remains. Continue reading

Advance Medical Directives

The law recognizes that we have a fundamental right to consent to or refuse medical treatment. But what happens when we are unable to communicate our wishes with respect to medical treatment?

The law provides that we can execute certain documents in advance that can facilitate the process. Two types of advance medical directives, health care proxies and living wills, are discussed here. Continue reading