Have you thought about how “Green” your burial will be?

Green burial

Families facing the loss of a loved one are often comforted knowing that the decedent’s end-of-life wishes were honored. Whether the decedent requested burial, cremation, or anatomical donation, that choice is uniquely their own and helps the decedent’s family to heal. Green burial is an end-of-life choice that is gaining popularity by those who are […]

Florida Health Care Surrogate and Do Not Resuscitate

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for many people. During recent weeks, a number of our colleagues and clients expressed confusion about end-of-life planning, health care surrogate powers and do not resuscitate orders (“DNR Order”). Under Fla. Stat. § 401.445, incapacitated individuals are presumed to have provided informed consent to procedures such as cardiopulmonary […]

Do Not Resuscitate?

In these times of pandemic uncertainty, many people are faced with difficult circumstances, including health-care professionals.  Prolonging life by means of resuscitation is not a decision universally accepted. Leaving that decision to health care providers can be precarious. Hospital and health care professionals are often faced with making decisions of life or death in an […]