Advanced Care Planning
Oakville Estate Lawyers Advising Clients on Advanced Care Planning and End of Life Decision Making
Proactively planning for the future involves end of life decision making and advance care planning. Advance care planning can be part of a broader estate plan, which may also include incapacity planning, powers of attorney as well as intervivos trusts.
At Sweatman Law Firm, our estate lawyers have significant experience guiding clients through the proactive process of planning for the future. Our founder, Jasmine Sweatman, is a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a recognized leader in the field. We work closely with each of our clients to understand their ultimate goals, provide advice on how to best reach these goals, and draft the necessary legal documents to reflect those goals.
Advanced Care Planning Options
It is crucial to discuss end of life care options with family, close friends, doctors and other health care providers as well as with a lawyer experienced in advising clients on such matters. Some options to consider when having these discussions include:
- Letter of wishes;
- Palliative care options;
- Refusal or withdrawal of medical treatment;
- Refusal of food or drink;
- Medical assistance in dying.
There is no standard way to plan for end of life care. Available options will continue to evolve as the government makes changes to the law, and the medical and legal professions adapt accordingly. At Sweatman Law Firm we can walk clients through the various choices currently available to them under both federal and provincial laws and help inform their decision-making. Our team of knowledgeable estates lawyers are always closely monitoring legislative and related policy developments and are constantly keeping current on changes to end of life planning.
Contact Our Knowledgeable End of Life Planning Lawyers
Taking the time now to evaluate your future options and create a well-thought out advanced care or end of life plan is an important aspect of a general estate plan. Talking to a lawyer, your family, your loved ones, and your substitute decision maker about the care you eventually wish to receive is highly advisable. To obtain guidance about the options available to you, contact Sweatman Law Firm online or at 905-337-3307 to arrange an appointment.