providing experienced Living Will
services in Lakeland,
and Polk County Florida.
A Living Will is a legal document which declares
your wishes regarding your receipt of life-prolonging
medical treatment, nutrition and hydration by
artificially or technologically supplied means, and
other medical treatment decisions based upon specific
medical conditions where you are deemed to be a terminal condition or a permanently
unconscious state. The Living
a Declaration to be honored
as the final
your legal right to refuse any additional health care provided that the
conditions are met.
Unlike a do not resuscitate order (DNR), a living
will may only be implemented in the event that you
are in a permanently unconscious state. A "permanently
unconscious state" is defined as
you are permanently
you and both must agree
that the total loss of higher brain function has left
you and that you are unable
to feel pain or suffering.
Joseph A. Morrison,
an experienced living will attorney & lawyer, assists
Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Polk County Florida
residents with drafting and amending a living will, as
well as dealing with living will legal issues and
disputes, and other estate law matters.
We are committed
to providing each of our living will clients with the
highest standard of legal representation while using
every available resource to protect your legal rights,
options, and interests. Contact
Law Office of Joseph A. Morrison to schedule a confidential legal consultation.
A healthcare power of attorney gives a healthcare
provider the name and contact information of the person
that you have designated to be your decision maker in
the event that you are unable to consent to healthcare
decisions. Unlike Living Wills, Healthcare Powers of
Attorney are not only used at the end of life. Hence,
they can be especially important for the elderly or
anyone with a disease or condition that might limit
their ability to communicate with their healthcare
providers. Medical care providers often request these
documents so that they can be certain that your desires
for healthcare are being met.
A health care power of attorney and living will
are important tools to aid your loved ones in ensuring
your intentions are followed when the time comes. All
too often, by the time the need for these documents
arises, it is too late. Having an up to date healthcare
power of attorney and living will can provide
you and your family comfort in knowing that when the
time comes, you will receive medical treatment in the
manner which you have consciously chosen.
We urge you to be proactive when it comes to your legal
rights by seeking the legal advice and representation of
an experienced living will attorney or lawyer as soon as
If need to draft,
amend, protect, or dispute a living will in Lakeland,
Winter Haven, Bartow, and the Polk County Florida area,
make sure your legal rights are protected by seeking the
legal advice of an experienced Lakeland living will
attorney & lawyer by contacting
Law Office of Joseph A. Morrison.