One essential part of estate planning is a living will, regardless of your age or the value of your assets. Each person has the right of self-determination and each person should know that an accident or tragic circumstance can happen at any time. Your health and wishes for your medical treatment should be respected, known, and legally carried out by family and health care professionals you trust. The one way you can ensure your medical care is handled as you wish without question or doubt is to create a living will. The estate planning attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, can draft and revise one that reflects your wishes clearly and completely.
Benefits of a Living Will
A living will can be as detailed and specific as you need. It typically spells out details about life saving measures and treatment. A living will can explain your wishes pertaining to life sustaining machines, pain medication use, and hydration. It can detail what type of treatment you wish to receive and what measures you don’t want to receive. It can also spell out the complete refusal of medical treatment under certain circumstances.
A living will not only protects you from having to endure treatment you do not wish to receive, it protects your family. In the event of accident or illness, the emotional stress and conflict between family members can be overwhelming. Having a clearly defined document takes the responsibility off the shoulders of family members who may otherwise disagree about the course of treatment. It also protects medical professionals from liability.
Living Wills Attorneys
A living will is an extremely personal document, as are all aspects of estate planning. Having a compassionate and dedicated professional help you navigate a living will and other aspects of the estate planning process is vital. Shapiro Law Group, PC, will take the time to get to know your needs and understand exactly what your wishes are. We can draft and revise a document that reflects your wishes without room for misinterpretation. Our firm can help guide you through all areas of estate planning, including the very important health decisions that may have to be made someday. Having a living will can give you peace of mind above all else. Let us help you protect yourself and your loved ones with the creation of a living will.
The living wills attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation. 339-200-9933.