Do I Have To Write An Advance Directive Under Florida Law?
No, there is no legal requirement to complete an advance directive. However, if you have not made an advance directive or designated a health care surrogate, health care decisions may be made for you by a courtappointed guardian, your spouse, your adult child, your parent, your adult sibling, an adult relative or a close friend in that order. This person would be called a "proxy."
Florida Estate Planning FAQs
- Can I Change My Mind After I Write A Living Will Or Designate A Health Care Surrogate?
- What If I Have Filled Out An Advance Directive In Another State And Need Treatment In A Health Care Facility In Florida?
- What Should I Do With My Advance Directive Once Ive Completed It?