If my husband and I would like to have something in place in the event that one or both of us is placed into a home for medical care, what should be do?

My wife and I do not have any children. Therefore, we are not as concerned about probate issues as we are concerned about medical issues in the event that one of us becomes incapacitated. We have a living Will. What is the best way to handle our situation?

Asked on October 13, 2015 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You will need a durable power of attorney for health care which will allow someone you designate to make medical decisions in the event you or your wife are incapable of making those decisions.
Since you don't have any children, is there a relative or a trusted friend, who could make medical decisions in the event you are incapacitated? 


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