Removing Doubt In End-Of-Life Care
A living will states your desires about medical treatment in the event of a terminal illness or life-threatening accident. This document can spare your family from the expense and emotional anguish of guessing about your wishes or arguing about what to do.
At The Law Offices of Scott Alan Morrison, P.A., we help people create living wills that reflect their true wishes regarding these decisions — usually as part of a larger estate plan.
Learning About Your Values
A living will can be very detailed and list all of the specific types of actions you do or do not want taken should you be unable to make these decisions. A health care power of attorney or advance directive, on the other hand, appoints a person to make decisions regarding the medical care you want or do not want performed should you be unable to do so. These two documents are often combined into one.
In your case, we will explain what a living will and health care power of attorney can and cannot do. We will learn about your values and your religious beliefs. We will encourage you to discuss the issue of end-of-life medical care with your family, though this is sometimes difficult to do.
Based on your wishes, we can then create a living will that clearly states your desires regarding the provision of end-of-life medical care.
Creating An Estate Plan
We often create a living will or health care power of attorney as part of a larger estate plan. Our estate planning attorneys can draft a last will and testament, create one or more trusts, and help you provide for your family in other ways.
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