An Asset Protection Trust Professional in California Recently Discussed Health Care Documents

Diwght Edward Tompkins, an attorney who specializes in asset protection trusts in California, recently blogged about the documents included in the Advanced Health Care Directive.
ORANGE, Calif. - May 7, 2014 - PRLog -- ORANGE COUNTY, CA - May 7, 2014 - Founder of Tompkins Law, Dwight Tompkin’s latest blog post talks about health care documents that should be included in an estate plan.  His knowledge about assets protection trusts in California is apparent throughout the post.  He states, “I think its important to understand the importance of a Living Will and Power of Attorney for health-care. In California, this course of action is known as an “advance health care directive,””

The advanced health care directive was created to avoid any confusion in the event of one’s death in regards to health care decisions.  If these documents are not in place crucial decisions may be made by people who never knew the person when they were healthy.

Dwight Tompkins further explains, “Within the Sate of California there are two types of basic health-care documents that should be a priority for everyone. The first document required gives the name of a trusted person, who is dedicated to directing the care of your health, should you be unable to do so yourself. It is a document generally referred to as a “durable power of attorney for health care.””

He continues by stating, “The second document should set out the different types of medical treatment you prefer, or would not like to receive in defined situations. It is a document generally referred to as a living will. These are the two documents are easily obtainable, but should still be created with great care.  Theyare combined into a single form known as an “advance health care directive.””

“I usually advise my clients to create a valid document regarding your health-care, after the legal age of 18. In addition to this age requirement, you must be of sound mind and capable of understanding the the documents presented to you, its contents and how it relates to your circumstances. Should this document take effect immediately, it does not give your appointed agent the authority to override your preferences regarding treatment you are receiving," Says Tompkins.

With this advice from Dwight Tompkins, an asset protection and trust specialist in California (, his clients are able to rest assured that their health care preferences will be followed throughout their lifetime.

To learn more about this topic you can visit Dwight’s blog here:

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