» » »

Living Will Lawyers Butte MT

Having a Living Will can spare your family from having to make difficult decisions for you. And to create one, while you can find examples on line I suggest you may want to consult a lawyer who can provide one particularly tailored to your needs. It generally is required to be in writing, signed by you, dated, signed by two adult witnesses and notarized.

Mark Anderson
(406) 546-1771
151 Thomas Street
Hamilton, MT
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Wills
State Licensing
Montana

Joyce Law Firm Pllc
(406) 494-8500
100 E Broadway St
Butte, MT
 
Winston J Gary Atty
(406) 782-2321
134 W Broadway St
Butte, MT
 
Kelleher Rob
(406) 782-7408
33 W Park St
Butte, MT
 
Vucurovich Mark A
(406) 723-3219
116 W Granite St
Butte, MT
 
Cynthia DiMarco
(406) 585-9310
877 Forest Glen Drive 5E
Bozeman, MT
 
Joyce Johnston & MacDonald Attorneys Pllp
(406) 723-8700
321 W Galena St
Butte, MT
 
Mickelson Marshal L Atty
(406) 782-5800
129 W Park St
Butte, MT
 
Henningsen Vucurovich & Richardson PC
(406) 723-3219
116 W Granite St
Butte, MT
 
Hennessey Law Office Pllp
(406) 782-1296
35 W Granite St
Butte, MT
 

Is it Smart to Set up a Living Will

Q: I am a 44 year old single woman and my immediate family lives cross country. Is it wise for me to create a Living Will and, if so, how do I best do so?

 

 

Space allows me only a brief response, but I suggest you create a Living Will (also called an Advance Healthcare Directive) if you do not want life-sustaining treatment or procedures to be administered (meaning healthcare that artificially prolongs the dying process) beyond administration of comfort care, i.e. medication or performance of any medical procedure deemed necessary to relieve pain or provide comfort. It basically tells medical providers that you do not want to be kept alive by machines if there is no realistic hope of getting better.

The purpose of a Living Will is to legally document your intention in this regard in the event you are unable to make informed medical decisions due to incapacity from a terminal condition.

While your condition and the terms of your directive may be subject to interpretation (ex: a debate as to whether the situation is terminal), patient's wishes are taken quite seriously and this document will help inform as to your specific intentions for those who are advocating on your behalf.

Indeed, you may also prepare a document designating someone (an agent) by way of a Healthcare Proxy, allowing that person to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event you cannot do so yourself. Make sure this person is chosen carefully, as the decisional authority will apply to all circumstances when you are incapacitated, not just when your condition is deemed terminal.

Having a Living Will can spare your family from having to make difficult decisions for you. And to create one, while you can find examples on line I suggest you may want to consult a lawyer who can provide one particularly tailored to your needs. It generally is required to be in writing, signed by you, dated, signed by two adult witnesses and notarized.

Here's hoping you never need use the Living Will, but for many it can be a source of comfort just knowing that it is there in case of unanticipated incapacity.

__________________________________

DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.

Set as favorite Bookmark Email this Comments (0) Add Comment feedSubscribe to this comment's feed
Write comment You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet. busy

Click here to read more from Single Edition