Advance care directive
An advance care directive is either hand-written or publicly certified. With an advance care directive, a person who has capacity to act can entrust a natural person or legal entity to take care of his or her well-being (personal care), of financial matters (financial management) and/or of legal matters (representation in legal relations) in the event of his/her lack of capacity of judgement. Our notaries of the Canton of Lucerne will gladly provide advice on establishing an advance care directive and will carry out public notarizations where requested.
Depositing advance care directives
Depositing advance care directives with government authorities is only possible in certain cases. However, our notary's office will ensure that the authorities are officially informed about the existence and deposit of the advance care directive when an official deposit is not possible.