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Protecting Your Medical Wishes With Advance Directives

When a sudden illness or injury should keep you from acting on your own behalf, you want to be sure that your loved ones and health care providers know your medical preferences. If you haven’t confirmed your wishes, your loved ones will likely have to make some hard decisions for you.

Instead of subjecting your friends and family to the burden of making these choices, you can establish an advance directive here at Kuiper Kraemer PC. We are a Michigan law firm that is dedicated to helping clients protect their best interests in any situation. There is a lot that advance directives can do to protect your best interests, and we can help tailor a plan that suits your unique needs.


There are two types of advance directives that you can make in Michigan: a durable power of attorney for health care (DPOA-HC) and a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) declaration. A DPOA-HC allows you to make specific demands when it comes to your health, such as what procedures you consent to, what medications you agree to use, and if you want to be an organ donor.

A DNR specifically addresses the matter of whether you want to be resuscitated in the event you should need it. This directive can lift a major burden off loved ones and keep them from living with a lifetime of guilt or regret. A bit of proper estate planning today can benefit everyone tomorrow.

Plan Today To Prepare For Tomorrow

Creating an advance directive, also known as a health care directive, today can keep your loved ones from guessing what you want when you are in critical condition. Spare your loved ones the burden of having to make a choice in the future when you could have made it for them today.

If you are ready to meet with us to establish your advance directive, contact us to schedule your initial consultation. We can also assist with the creation of other estate planning documents, including wills and trusts. Call our Grand Rapids office at 616-537-1016 or email us here and plan your directives today.