The Advance Directive in Florida: 5 Things You Should Know

If you are considering an advance directive in Florida, there a few things you should know about this document. Your fist step should be to meet with an estate attorney in Fort Myers to get a thorough understanding of what an advance directive encompasses.

5 Things to Know About an Advance Directive in Florida

The purpose of an advance directive is to enable you to make your end-of-life wishes known in the event that your medical condition prevents you from making sound decisions.

With most advance directive documents, you should know the following:


  • you can designate information about organ donation;
  • you can revoke the advance directive at any time;
  • if it meets legal requirements, your advance directive in Florida will be honored in other states;
  • in an emergency situation, those closest to you will need to provide your medical team with your advance directive, therefore it's important that you make copies of your advance directive and give them to as many people as possible (family, neighbors, clergy, doctor); and
  • if paramedics are called and they aren't provided with a copy of your advance directive, they will be required to perform CPR and other life-saving measures, despite your desires.

An estate attorney in Fort Myers is an excellent resource for input on advance directives. Contact an attorney today to get your estate planning documents in order. 

Help from an Estate Attorney in Fort Myers is Just a Phone Call Away

Fort Myers estate attorney Matthew A. Linde understands firsthand the importance of careful estate planning and the complexities of financial legal matters, such as probate, tax litigation and guardianship. For help with your advance directive in Florida, contact our Fort Myers office to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a professional who can answer your questions - 239-939-7100 or 844-764-5492.

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