Living Wills and Healthcare Directives

Julian Doby – Living Wills & Healthcare Directives Attorney – Southport & Brunswick County, NC

Living Wills and Healthcare Directives Attorney in Southport and Brunswick County, NC

At the law offices of Julian Doby, we understand the importance of making your healthcare preferences known well in advance. Serving the communities of Southport, St. James, Oak Island, Bolivia, Wilmington, and the broader Brunswick County area, we provide guidance and support in creating living wills and healthcare directives that clearly and effectively communicate your wishes.

Why Living Wills and Healthcare Directives?

Living wills and healthcare directives are essential components of a comprehensive healthcare plan, allowing you to:

  • State Your Medical Wishes: Clearly outline your preferences for medical care, particularly concerning life-sustaining treatment.
  • Ease Decision-Making for Loved Ones: Reduce the burden on family members to make tough decisions during emotional times by documenting your wishes.
  • Ensure Your Wishes Are Honored: A legally-binding directive ensures healthcare providers follow your specified preferences.

    Our Living Wills and Healthcare Directives


    Julian Doby provides personalized guidance in drafting living wills and healthcare directives, ensuring your healthcare wishes are articulated clearly and respected:

        • Living Wills: Document your wishes regarding the use of life-sustaining measures in the event you can no longer communicate your decisions.
        • Healthcare Directives: Appoint a trusted individual to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so, ensuring decisions are made in line with your preferences.
        • Consultation: Discuss your healthcare wishes and understand the options available for your healthcare planning needs.

    Start Planning for Your Healthcare Today

    Don’t wait until it’s too late to make your healthcare preferences known. Julian Doby is here to help you communicate your wishes clearly and effectively through living wills and healthcare directives. Contact us today to ensure your medical wishes are understood and can be acted upon without delay.

      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the difference between a living will and a healthcare directive?

    A living will documents your wishes regarding medical treatment in certain situations, while a healthcare directive, also known as a medical power of attorney, designates someone to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you’re unable to do so.

    Can I change my mind after creating a living will or healthcare directive?

    Absolutely. You have the right to update or revoke these documents at any time to reflect your current wishes as long as you are mentally competent.

    How do I ensure my healthcare wishes are followed?

    Creating legally binding living wills and healthcare directives with clear instructions is crucial. It’s also important to communicate your wishes and provide copies of these documents to your healthcare proxy, family members, and healthcare providers.


    Southport, NC Office

    (910) 380-0294

    Graham, NC Office

    (336) 221-8900