Living Will Attorney
A last will and testament dictates how your assets and affairs will be handled after your death. But what happens if you are ill, incapacitated, or unavailable?
A living will, also known as a healthcare directive, is a legal document that spells out what should be done in case you cannot make decisions on your own due to medical reasons. A living will lets your family and your doctors know what steps, including extraordinary measures and life-prolonging treatments, should or should not be taken when injury or illness has rendered you incapable of stating your desires. It provides valuable instructions for your caregivers on how to proceed if you suffer a catastrophic medical condition.
It is important that you ensure your wishes are carried out, and seeking guidance from a legal professional can help you be certain that you have met the proper requirements to draft an effective living will.
As part of the living will process, you can appoint a person to handle medical decisions if you should become unable to do so for yourself. A healthcare designation appoints a person to make medical decisions that are in your best interests.
At Mahon, Quinn & Mahon, our experienced will lawyers can draft these documents to your exact specifications, ensuring that they fulfill both state legal requirements and your own needs. If you are looking for a family will lawyer or living will attorney, contact our office today for a free and confidential consultation.