Ensure decisions about your medical care are met when you can’t make those decisions yourself

Advance Care Directive Lawyers – Adelaide


At Bambrick Legal, our commitment is to guide you through the complexities of Advance Care Directives, offering legal support that ensures your medical needs and preferences are properly established.

We strive to empower you to make informed decisions about your future healthcare, especially in circumstances where you may be unable to express your wishes.


What is an Advance Care Directive?


An Advance Care Directive serves as a crucial legal document that outlines your medical needs and preferences when you are incapacitated.

It allows you to plan for various scenarios, including expected health deterioration, terminal illnesses, and end-of-life decisions.

This document appoints a Substitute Decision Maker who becomes authorised to make medical decisions on your behalf based on the directions you provide.

More specifically, an Advance Care Directive can be used to:

  • Plan future medical care
  • Plan for an expected deterioration in health due to a medical condition
  • Deal with a terminal illness and the treatment choices and consequences involved
  • Determine medical treatment, for example, if a patient does not want certain procedures or operations performed on them, this can be specified
  • Rule out further treatment or life-sustaining procedures in the event of a traumatic injury that causes incapacity, and
  • Make end-of-life decisions.


Creating an Advance Care Directive


Your Advance Care Directive becomes valid from the date you sign it.

Your Substitute Decision Maker must sign first, accepting their role, before gaining the authority to act on your behalf.

Alternatively, you can choose not to appoint anyone and provide directions for medical professionals to follow.

The document ceases to be valid if replaced by an updated version or upon your death.


The Role of a Substitute Decision Maker


A Substitute Decision Maker becomes your voice, authorised to speak on your behalf.

They must act in good faith, following your wishes, giving effect to your instructions, and considering your preferences when making decisions.

Your Substitute Decision Maker should not ignore professional advice and must act diligently to avoid outcomes that go against your expressed wishes.


Importance of Updating Your Advance Care Directive


Regularly reviewing and updating your Advance Care Directive is crucial.

Changes may be necessary if:

  • You no longer trust a person whom you have appointed as your Substitute Decision Maker
  • A Substitute Decision Maker has lost ‘capacity’ or has passed away
  • You wish to appoint another Substitute Decision Maker
  • Your wishes with your preferred future care and treatment have changed
  • Your living situation has changed, or
  • Your health has changed.

It’s important to make these updates while you still have decision-making ‘capacity.’


Why Choose Our Advance Care Directive Lawyers


When it comes to matters of healthcare and legal decisions, choosing the right legal representation is paramount.

At Bambrick Legal, our Advance Care Directive Lawyers offer exceptional service for several compelling reasons:


1. Client-Centric Approach

We prioritise your peace of mind, safeguarding your legal and medical interests.

Our client-centric approach ensures that your unique needs are at the forefront of our legal strategies.


2. Experienced & Compassionate

Our Advance Care Directive lawyers bring substantial experience and genuine compassion to guide you through the sensitive nature of estate planning.


3. Efficient Resolution

We emphasise efficiency, working diligently to address Advance Care Directive matters promptly and minimise stress for you and your appointed Substitute Decision Maker.


4. Clear Communication

Transparent and clear communication is fundamental to our approach.

Our lawyers keep you informed at every step, providing guidance and answering your questions to ensure you are well-informed throughout the process.


5. Multilingual Support

Communication is key, and our Advance Care Directive lawyers are fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, and Italian.

Overcoming language barriers is crucial in expressing your unique needs and concerns.


6. Personalised Advance Care Directive Planning

Advance Care Directive cases are unique, and our lawyers work closely with you to develop custom legal strategies aligned with your objectives and the specific circumstances of your situation.


7. Comprehensive Services

From creating Advance Care Directives to offering guidance on updating them, our lawyers cover a broad spectrum of services.

We handle complexities with expertise gained from years of experience in the field.


8. Cost-Effective Solutions

We understand the financial concerns associated with legal matters.

Our fees are competitive and cost-effective, providing you with certainty in planning your legal journey.

We believe in transparency in pricing, and a complete cost estimate is provided after thoroughly understanding your specific requirements.


Book Your Free Consultation


Empower yourself with information and solutions.

Your first consultation with our Advance Care Directive lawyers is always free, allowing you to discuss your specific needs and gain valuable insights into the process.

Book your free consultation today to make informed decisions about safeguarding your medical interests.


Let Our Advance Care Directive Lawyers Guide You


Understanding the establishment and implications of estate planning can be complex.

Bambrick Legal’s Advance Care Directive lawyers are here to guide you through this process.

We offer a blend of expertise, compassion, and cost-effective solutions to ensure that you make informed decisions about authorising trusted individuals to handle your medical affairs.

Our dedicated team simplifies the legal processes, providing you with the support you need to protect your interests and secure peace of mind.

Trust us to stand by you, offering valuable advice and practical solutions tailored to your unique situation.

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