Advance Directive in Florida Explained by DoNotPay
Putting your clear wishes regarding potential medical treatments on paper can be helpful for your loved ones and ensure your preferences are honored in the case of incapacitation.
U.S. states have different requirements and names for this document, so DoNotPay will provide you with the relevant info about an advance directive in Florida. Our app can also draw up this sensitive agreement for you.
A Florida advance health care directive states your choices about medical treatment if you are unable to communicate due to a serious injury or illness. The advance implies that the document is signed in advance while you can still decide for yourself.
The agreement goes by many names, including:
- Medical directive
- Health care proxy
- Durable power of attorney for health care
- Health care power of attorney
- Personal directive
- Living will
- Medical power of attorney
You can count on DoNotPay to explain slight differences between these documents, such as a power of attorney vs. health care proxy dilemma, for example.
- A designation of health care surrogate
- A living will
Take a look at the table below for more information about them:
|Designation of Health Care Surrogate||Living Will|
If you decide a living will is a more suitable option for you, you can count on DoNotPay for information about:
You can appoint any adult person to act as your surrogate. Make sure they are:
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Aware of your values, wishes, and religious beliefs
People most commonly choose their siblings, adult children, close friends, or spouses as surrogates, but an impartial third party can also perform the role. If you get a divorce, the appointment of your spouse will be revoked.
You don’t have to hire a lawyer to create an advance directive in Florida, but people without the required legal knowledge shouldn’t take on this task because the document is highly sensitive. The downside of hiring a legal professional is the sky-high fee they will likely charge. The best option is to have DoNotPay create this legal document for you.
If you would rather not be left with an empty wallet but don’t want to risk using iffy online forms, DoNotPay is the best choice. We will make sure you receive an enforceable document with all the essential information.
These are the only steps you should take:
- Sign up for DoNotPay
- Type in Advance Health Care Directive in the search box
- Appoint your agent and enter other relevant medical information (hospital, physician, etc.)
- Let us know what powers you want to transfer to your agent
- Include the names of the witnesses who will be present at the signing
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