At your family meeting, you might want to include a discussion of a couple of case studies that illustrate situations your family might face some day.
- Advance Directives Case Study 1. When is it too soon to honor a living will? When does your health-care agent have the authority to make your medical decisions?
- Advance Directives Case Study 2. How do you handle after-death choices (organ/tissue donations, autopsy, burial, cremation)?
With each case study, we provide state-specific answers for Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Responses for your state may vary. An elder law or estate-planning attorney licensed in your state can assist you with these types of situations.
- b.3. Suggested Case Studies
Resources and Tools
Communicate Your Advance Directives for Health Care belongs to a series called Legally Secure Your Financial Future. The series also includes information to help you organize important household papers and begin preparing your estate plan.