Living Wills & Advanced Directive for Healthcare
Your health care directives — including your living will and power of attorney for health care — might be the most important estate planning documents you ever make. Giving your family clear, written direction about your end-of-life wishes can spare them anguish — and make sure you get the kind of care you want. With these documents, you can set out the kinds of treatment you want, or don’t want, and name someone to make sure your wishes are honored.
Without guidance from you in these legal documents, family members and health care providers can easily become uncertain about treatment decisions. And when family members disagree about what course to follow, the consequences are sometimes rifts that are never resolved.
The Simple Will: No Frills, No Fuss, No Anxiety
A basic will may be all you need.
You’ve heard that if you do nothing else to take care of your legal affairs, you should write a will, and it’s pretty good advice. If you don’t make a will before your death, state law will determine who gets your property and a judge may decide who will raise your children (and either or both may not be whom you would have chosen). Writing such an important document can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be, contact one of our attorneys to help you.