There are several requirements for advanced directives to be enforceable. An individual must make sure that the language in the advanced directive is enforceable and covers everything that the individual wants it to cover. Also, two witnesses need to sign the document, and there are particular people that do not qualify. There are also certain people that need to have a copy of the advanced directive.
Kimberly Hegwood is the Managing Attorney of Your Legacy Legal Care, a Houston estate planning law firm. With more than 25 years of experience practicing law in Texas, she represents clients in a wide range of legal matters, including elder law, asset protection, estate planning, Medicaid crisis planning, probate, guardianship, and other estate planning practice areas.
Kimberly received her Juris Doctor from the South Texas College of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Texas.
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