Written by attorney Paul Premack

Default Medical Surrogacy Laws are not a Cure

State law decides for you, by default, who will make your medical decisions if you are incapacitated. These laws are a band-aid, not a cure. You should always opt to select your own representatives using Advance Medical Directives.

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Paul Premack is a Certified Elder Law Attorney with offices in San Antonio and Seattle, handling Wills and Trusts, Probate, and Business Entity issues. View past legal columns or submit free questions on legal issues via

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