As I prepare a post about the importance of designating a Michigan health care agent, I ran across a great post by my friend and colleague Jackie Bedard on How to Select Your Health Care Agent – click here to read it. There really isn’t too much I can add to the post.  It is informative and gives great questions to think about when choosing your Michigan healthcare agent.

There is one main difference in Michigan – terminology.  Here the document that governs who makes healthcare decision for you if you are unable to participate in those decisions is a Michigan patient advocate designation.  The person (or people) you choose to make these decisions is your Michigan patient advocate.

Another point to consider is that a Michigan living will is not a binding legal document.  Surprised?  Many people are!  I’ll go into more depth in a future post.  Contact us if you or someone you know has any questions or needs a caring attorney who will help counsel you through these important decisions.

Michael Lichterman is an estate planning attorney who helps families and business owners create a lasting legacy by planning for their Whole Family Wealth™.  This goes beyond merely planning for finances – it’s about who your are and what’s important to you.  He focuses on planning for  the “experienced” generation, the “sandwich generation” (caring for parents and children), doctors/physicians, nurses, lawyers, dentists, professionals with minor children, and family owned business succession – and he is privileged to do so from a Christian perspective.  He takes the “counselor” part of attorney and counselor at law very seriously, and enjoys creating life long relationships with his clients – many of which have become great friends.