Everyone hopes for a long, healthy life.

At Martinez Law, we hope that for you as well, and we also understand that life can all too often bring the unexpected. That’s why we help our clients navigate the complicated and difficult questions life can bring, like setting up an advance directive, for your peace of mind and the security of knowing your wishes will be fulfilled. The advance directive attorneys of Martinez Law are experienced in handling the delicate nuances of advance directives, and are available for a consultation at your request.

What is an advance directive?

An advance directive enables your right to decide on how you want to receive medical treatment in the event you are incapacitated physically or mentally so that you are no longer capable of communicating your wishes to your healthcare provider or loved ones. An advance directive provides the legal instructions in these instances as to how you would like to proceed with your care.

What kind of advance directives are there?

There are several advance directives available to ensure that your wishes are carried out whether or not you are medically able to express them.

  • Living will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Designation of Health Care Surrogate
  • Designation of Pre-Need Guardian

At Martinez Law, we will help you understand and set up the specific advance directive that is right for you.

What if I want to make a change to my advance directive?

You may make changes to your advance directive at any time, so long as you are of sound mind. At Martinez Law, we can help you address any changes you may want to make, as well as help you clearly understand the laws and options you have.

What if my loved one’s advance directive is not being honored?

We at Martinez Law believe every person has a right to the decisions about their health. In the unfortunate event that a loved one’s advance directive is not being honored, we will work tirelessly to ensure these rights are being honored for you or your loved one.

Martinez Law proudly serves the Greater Tampa Bay area and is dedicated and determined to serve you in your advance directive needs. Contact Martinez Law today to set up your initial consultation. 813-288-1529.


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