Advance directives are documents that guide a designated individual, physician or hospital to adhere to your wishes if ever you become incapacitated due to injury or illness.  Advance directives typically include the Living Will, Health Care Surrogate Designation, and Durable Power of Attorney.  Other advance directives may also include a Do Not Resuscitate Directive, Organ Donor Directive, Pre-Need Guardian Designation, and Disposition of Remains.  For domestic partners who are not or cannot marry, these Advance Directives can provide the necessary means to maintain and important and active role in your partners life.