It feels a bit morbid to write this, but with Covid-19 and all of the workers who feel unsure about returning to work, especially teachers, we wanted to do something to help out.
The reality is that everyone should have some sort of living will that directs what you want to have happen in case you aren’t able to make health care decisions for yourself. The last thing you want to have happen is be incapacitated and have your family members arguing over what care you should or shouldn’t have. You certainly don’t want them making decisions that you disagree with.
Estate planning attorneys will usually charge a couple hundred dollars to complete a Power Of Attorney For Health Care Form. This is a short document that directs someone you appoint to make decisions for you if you can’t make them on your own. Most people don’t want to think about that type of decision and certainly don’t want to spend money on it.
Our solution is to offer this form to every Illinois resident for FREE. No strings attached. You can find it here on our Illinois lawyer referral website. We also provide instructions on completing the form and are happy to talk to you for free any time as well.
We can’t provide every legal service people need for free, but documents that are essentially one size fits all shouldn’t be used to charge people as if a lawyer prepared a fresh document. And most importantly you really do not want to be in a situation where you or someone you care about has to rely on others or worse yet, the State of Illinois, to make a medical decision for them. Hopefully this helps solve both problems.
Call us at 312-346-5320 with any questions about this or any other Illinois legal matter.