Texas offers advanced directives to its citizens. These allow people to officially communicate their health care decisions in the event that they cannot speak for themselves. There are three types of advanced directives in Texas. One is a Directive to Physicians and Family or Surrogates, which requires signing individuals to actually communicate what they want to happen in certain situations. A Medical Power of Attorney appoints a trusted person to make decisions for the individual if the individual becomes incapacitated. The third is an Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Order.
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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