Foundational Estate Planning Series

Health Care Directive Issues

Guest: Michael Sneeringer

Michael Sneeringer is an attorney at Porter Wright in Naples, FL.  His major areas of focus are estate planning, estate administration, asset protection and tax law.

Michael regularly publishes and presents on key issues around trust and estate planning. He is the Trust & Estate articles editor for Probate & Property Magazine and reports annually from the Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning for the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.

May 3, 2022
We often hear that having a specific, well-defined directive on health care issues is important but why do we need this?  Listen to today’s episode when our host Mary Vandenack, CEO, Founder and Managing Partner at Vandenack Weaver Truhlsen talks with her guest Michael Sneeringer, an attorney at Porter Wright in Naples, FL about the health care issues related to estate planning.  What is a written directive and why is it more important now?  Are there different types?  Who should act as your agent?  Are there specific items that should be considered like pain relief or artificial nutrition?  Tune in for some important information on how this relates to other aspects of an estate plan.