Lawyer, Susan J. Best
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Lakeland Advanced Healthcare Directive Lawyer

Lakeland Healthcare Directive Lawyer, providing professional Advanced Healthcare Directive and other Estate Planning Attorney Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Central Florida.

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Call 863.333.0568 to speak with Attorney, Susan J. Best about your Advanced Healthcare Directive legal needs.

An advance directive is a written statement which expresses a person’s wishes in advance in the event of diminished capacity. Through the use of advance directives, individuals can avoid guardianships, which are more costly and intrusive than other elder care options. Advance Directives include the use of a number of legal approaches to authorize consent to manage your affairs when you have become incapable of doing so for yourself. Elder care is becoming more of an issue these days with people living longer while remaining disabled. The following are tools used in Advance Directives for elder care.

Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney authorizes the agent the power to act for the principle who has become disabled or is mentally or physically unable to enact important decisions. Under common law, people’s power to act for themselves would be revoked upon incapacity. With a durable power of attorney, your attorney-in-fact can carry out your wishes and in this way your power remains in force. A durable power of attorney authorizes your attorney-in-fact to deal with financial issues, which are mainly money and property.

Health Care Surrogate

A healthcare surrogate has power of attorney to make essential health care decisions and to authorize consent for medical and healthcare treatment.

Living Will

A living will is the expression of an individuals wishes in the event of their passing. Stipulations may include specifying what type of medical or life-sustaining treatments are desired in the event of terminal or serious illness. A living will is not only beneficial for the executor, but also the family. Knowing what the loved one’s wishes were and that they were followed relieves the family or caretaker from worrying about whether they made the correct decisions after a loved one has passed.

Pre-need Designation of Guardian

A pre-need designation of guardian designates who will be the guardian should the need for a guardian ever arise.

BEST LAW, PLLC is well equipped to handle all facets of advanced directives, as we will assist and advise you so that the numerous pitfalls and problems associated with wills, trusts, estate issues, and probate are avoided.

Make sure your legal rights are protected.

Call 863.333.0568 to schedule a confidential legal consultation with SUSAN J. BEST, an experienced Lakeland Advanced Healthcare Directive Attorney.

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Lawyer, Susan J Best

About Attorney, Susan J. Best

Susan J Best is the founder of the law firm BEST LAW, PLLC.

A fourth-generation native of Lakeland, Ms. Best graduated from Lakeland High School in 1982.

Ms. Best earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Management degree from the University of Central Florida in 1986, where she majored in Accounting.

Ms. Best then earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1989.

Between 1989 and 1995, Ms. Best served as a Judicial Staff Attorney for the judges of the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court in Bartow, Florida. While a staff attorney, Ms. Best was first assigned to the Family Division and then was promoted to work with the Chief Judge handling appeals and probate matters.

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Attorney, Susan J. Best has extensive experience in assisting Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Central Florida residents and visitors who require professional Advanced Healthcare Directive and Estate Planning legal services.

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