Lafayette Living Wills Attorney
As you develop your estate plan, or as you modify your existing estate plan, you may be faced with difficult decisions. By making those decisions now, you can save your relatives from having to make the decisions on your behalf in the future. One such decision involves your wishes to be kept alive should you require life support or other life-prolonging treatments.
My name is Joseph J. Vincent, and I am a Lafayette living wills lawyer who helps individuals and families establish estate planning documents. The living will is an estate planning document that states your preferences regarding certain medical events. While it may be hard or disturbing to imagine yourself on life support, I recommend thinking through what you would want to happen in the event this occurs.
Get in touch with me to discuss your legal options today by calling 800-209-0127 or by contacting my firm online.
Make Your Wishes Known Now and Save Your Family Heartache in the Future
A living will can also be referred to as an advance directive or a health care directive. It is a legal document that it used to inform your family, doctor and other health care workers about your wishes regarding medical treatment. A living will is effective only if you are incapacitated and are being kept alive with artificial medical life-sustaining treatments and procedures.
The thought of having a terminal illness or being in a permanent vegetative state on life support is not a pleasant thought. While this may never happen to you, by establishing a living will, you can feel confident that your family members will be spared the heartache of making a difficult decision on your behalf.
We can also discuss a health care power of attorney, a legal document that gives another person the authority to make medical decisions for you in the event you are unable.
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I offer free consultations. To schedule yours, please call my law firm at 800-209-0127 or contact my Louisiana law firm online.