What is a Living Will?
A Directive to Physicians and Family, commonly known as a Living Will, is an advance directive intended to guide your doctors and family in the event that the unthinkable happens. Your Living Will states what life-sustaining treatment you do or do not wish to receive if you become terminally ill or fall into a permanent vegetative state.
Why Should I have a Living Will?
Having a Living Will serves two purposes. First, it memorializes your wishes and ensures that they are followed when you cannot speak for yourself. Second, it empowers and comforts your loved ones if and when they must make hard choices. Expressing your wishes, in writing, is a powerful way for you to help your family during a crisis.
Who Needs A Living Will?
No one can predict the future, so none of us can know whether we will fall ill or suffer serious injury which leaves us unable to communicate our wishes. Attorney Anna Valkovich believes that a holistic estate plan for any individual should include a Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, HIPAA Release, Designation of Guardian, and Living Will.
Houston estate planning attorney Anna Valkovich can assist you in writing your Living Will and expressing your wishes to your loved ones and doctors. To arrange your complimentary initial consultation, contact The Valkovich Law Firm.