Yes, if you are married or in a registered relationship and in a state which recognizes that relationship. However, if youâre unmarried and either, 1) not in such a registered relationship, or 2) you are in a state which does not recognize that relationship, then default state lawÂ allows your partnerâs family of origin rather than youÂ to make those decisions. However, if your spouse or partner designates you as agent under their Health Care Power of Attorney, then you would be able to make such decisions.
About Carolyn Thompson
Carolyn A. Thompson founded Thompson Law, Prof. L.L.C. in 2003 in order to create an estate and business planning law firm that helps pass on the legacy, values, and stewardship of its clients. Carolyn has sought out, developed, and trained attorneys dedicated to listening to a clientâs life story, including their goals and concerns, and to creating a customized estate or business plan to address the individual circumstances of each client.