At the office of Cunningham & Chernicoff, P.C., our lawyers have more than 130 years of combined legal experience. We offer large firm resources and results at exceptional value, working hard to help you get the outcome you want. We pay close attention to costs, encouraging you to consider negotiation, mediation or arbitration as ways to minimize the costs of legal counsel.
Helping You With Living Wills or Health Care Powers of Attorney
When you are planning your estate, one of the steps you want to take is to assign someone to make medical decisions for you in the event of your incapacity, or to leave specific instructions regarding the types of medical treatment you do or do not want to keep you alive. A health care power of attorney is customarily used to give another person the authority to make medical decisions for you. A living will is used to express your wishes regarding life support and other life-sustaining medical care. Without a proper living will or health care power of attorney, your loved ones may have problems with HIPAA compliance, and they may not have the ability to make the decisions you want.
Our Approach to Estate Planning
When you hire us to help you with your estate planning, we will carefully explain the different strategies available to address how medical decisions will be made for you, if you lack capacity. In Pennsylvania, unlike most states, a living will and a health care power of attorney are generally included in the same document.
We will help you understand the different approaches you can take, so that you can make choices that will be to everyone's benefit when and if the time comes. Once you have determined exactly how you want to proceed, we will prepare and execute all necessary documentation to put your plans in place.
Contact Cunningham & Chernicoff, P.C.
We provide a confidential consultation to every client. To arrange a meeting with one of our experienced Harrisburg living will attorneys, contact us by e-mail or call our office at 717-260-3527 or toll free at 866-534-4404. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.