Healthcare Directives

Expert Healthcare Directives Services in Cincinnati, OH

At Keller, Barrett & Higgins, we understand the importance of comprehensive estate planning, which includes preparing for potential medical scenarios. Our dedicated team of attorneys specializes in healthcare directives services in Cincinnati, OH, helping individuals ensure that their medical wishes are clearly documented and legally protected.

Why Healthcare Directives Are Essential

Healthcare directives, also known as advance directives or living wills, are legal documents that outline your preferences regarding medical treatment in the event that you become incapacitated and unable to communicate your wishes. These directives provide guidance to healthcare providers and loved ones, ensuring that your healthcare decisions are respected and followed.

Our Approach to Healthcare Directives

When you choose Keller, Barrett & Higgins for your healthcare directives needs, you can trust that you're receiving personalized attention and expert guidance every step of the way. Our attorneys take the time to understand your unique circumstances, values, and preferences, tailoring our services to meet your specific needs.

Services We Offer

+ Living Will Drafting: A living will is a crucial component of healthcare directives, allowing individuals to specify their preferences for medical treatment in the event of incapacity. Our attorneys are experienced in drafting living wills that go beyond basic instructions, ensuring that your wishes regarding life-sustaining treatment, end-of-life care, and other medical interventions are clearly and comprehensively articulated. We take the time to discuss your values, beliefs, and medical preferences, incorporating them into a legally binding document that provides guidance to healthcare providers and loved ones during challenging times.

+ Healthcare Power of Attorney: In addition to a living will, appointing a healthcare proxy or agent is essential for comprehensive healthcare planning. A healthcare power of attorney allows you to designate a trusted individual to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated and unable to communicate your wishes. Our attorneys work closely with clients to understand their relationships and preferences, helping them select a healthcare proxy who will advocate for their best interests and ensure that their medical wishes are respected. We guide you through the process of creating a healthcare power of attorney, ensuring that the document meets all legal requirements and provides clarity and authority to your chosen representative.

+ HIPAA Authorization: Protecting your medical privacy is crucial, especially when it comes to sharing sensitive information with designated individuals. Our attorneys ensure that your healthcare directives are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which governs the privacy and security of protected health information. By including a HIPAA authorization in your healthcare directives, you authorize specific individuals to access your medical records and information, enabling them to make informed decisions about your care. We carefully draft HIPAA authorizations that adhere to legal standards, providing peace of mind that your medical privacy rights are safeguarded while still allowing essential information to be shared with your designated healthcare agents.

The Importance of Legal Assistance

While it's possible to create basic healthcare directives using online templates or forms, working with an experienced attorney offers several benefits. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of state-specific laws and regulations governing healthcare directives, ensuring that your documents are legally valid and enforceable.

Why Choose Keller, Barrett & Higgins?

     + Experience and Expertise: With years of experience in estate planning and healthcare law, our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the healthcare directives process effectively.

     + Personalized Attention: We prioritize personalized service, taking the time to listen to your concerns and goals and providing tailored solutions that meet your needs.

     + Compassionate Support: Dealing with healthcare planning can be emotionally challenging. Our compassionate attorneys offer support and guidance, helping you make decisions with confidence and peace of mind.

     + Accessibility: We believe in clear communication and accessibility. Our attorneys are readily available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide ongoing support throughout the process.

Contact Us Today

Don't wait until it's too late to plan for your healthcare future. Contact Keller, Barrett & Higgins today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys and take the first step toward protecting your medical wishes in Cincinnati, OH.