Category Archives: HealthCare Directives

Not many had these 10 things on their 2014 Resolutions list! You should!

posted: January 9, 2014

Happy New Year!  Now that the champagne has been consumed and the party horns have been put away, it’s time to really begin the New Year.   You may or may not be sticking to those resolutions you made on January 1st, but even if they are a vague memory at this point, I challenge you […]

You May Be Young, But You Are Still At Risk

posted: June 13, 2013

The possibility that we may suffer a catastrophic injury in a car accident or suffer from a sudden serious illness that leaves us physically or mentally incapacitated is not something many of us give much thought to.  While many consider it morbid to plan for such events, the reality is that it does happen regardless […]

3 Legal Documents Every Graduating Senior Needs to Ensure Parents Can Make Important Medical And Financial Decisions On Their Child’s Behalf (Press Release)

posted: May 23, 2013

As a local attorney, I can’t stress enough how timely (and critical!) this information is.  Many young adults in our area will soon be heading off to college or traveling abroad without the 3 key documents(Advance Health Care Directive, HIPAA Form and Financial Power of Attorney) they need for mom or dad to oversee their […]

The Actions You Take on April 16th Could Mean Life or Death for You!

posted: April 16, 2013

National Healthcare Decisions Day is on April 16th, and it is an important reminder for every adult to share their private wishes about medical treatments and possible end-of-life care with family. Far too many people assume that their families would make the choices they would want in an emergency.  Yet every day we hear stories […]

The one “thing” that changed my life

posted: April 8, 2013

Good and bad “things” happens every day to every one of us. These “things” are what make us who we are.  How we allow the “things” to affect our lives is what our life ultimately becomes. Zio Giovanni’s death is my “thing” that changed the rest of my life. He had a great sense of […]

Will your healthcare agent make the right decisions?

posted: February 12, 2013

A Client asked a very good question today as we were discussing his health care power of attorney and who to name.  He wanted to know if he had to nominate someone who views medicine and healthcare in the same manner as he does.  My answer had many layers. First, I explained to him that […]

Powers Of Attorney…What Are They And What Do They Do?

posted: December 15, 2011

Generally speaking, there are various types of powers of attorney in North Carolina; each with its’ own specific function.  Their function is more detailed than I will provide below.  However, generally it is as follows… 1.  Durable General Power of Attorney:  This Power of Attorney is created so that someone can manages finances for you.  […]

It Is Not Always How You Think It Is

posted: November 16, 2011

Under North Carolina law, it is not always your spouse ultimately who may make medical decision on your behalf. The following persons (summarized from the statute), in the order indicated, are authorized to consent to medical treatment on behalf of a patient who is comatose or otherwise lacks capacity to make or communicate health care […]

5 Things Your Child’s Caretaker Should Always Have Or Know

posted: October 24, 2011

I took my daughter to the pediatrician the other day for her yearly check up. And while I was waiting to check in I heard the nurse say to the woman in front of me: “If you are not the parent we will need something in writing from a parent to treat the child.” It […]


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