Medical Directives During COVID-19

Whether you have medical directives in place yet or not, it’s likely you haven’t fully prepared for what COVID-19 might mean for your family.

Having documents in place isn’t an option, it’s the most responsible thing that you can do for yourself and your family. I learned this lesson the hard way, and changed my legal career to Estate Planning, and started The Law Offices of Cheryl David, after my sister tragically died from a virus in 1990. One day she was taking classes in college, and 24 hours of later she was in intensive care, and then gone.

No matter when illness occurs, it seems to catch us off-guard. With the right documents, your family will be prepared, and they’ll know your thoughts and legally be ready to take action should illness strike.  Being prepared takes away the guesswork of your family trying to decide what type of treatment you would want, or the guilt of making a decision which could have long-lasting, irreversible consequences, like your death.

North Carolina has FOUR Medical Directives.

  1. The NC Health Care Power of Attorney;
  2. A Declaration of Natural Death; known as a Living Will
  3. A HIPAA Release; and
  4. The Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST); known as a DNR

Many people are surprised to find that estate planning includes preparing your advanced medical directives. At The Law Offices of Cheryl David, we know how important these legal documents are to you and your family.

We can help you get your Medical Directives, and the other documents which protect you and your family should you become ill or when you pass away. A lot of people are scared to make the call, but we have a simple system in place to help you get your estate plan, and medical directives in order. It starts with a Complimentary Conversation from the Comfort of Your Home.

Please don’t be overwhelmed. We’re here to help. Take the first step, and call us today at (336)547-9999, or pick your own appointment time by clicking on this calendar link.


If you are already one of our clients and you have your medical directives in place, then rest easy. And, please consider sharing this information with a loved one or friend.

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