Living Will Lawyers Detroit Lakes MN

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.

Leah Indrelie Loomis
(952) 361-6027
100 East Second Street, Suite 200
Chaska, MN
Specialties
Estate Planning, Family, Wills
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of St. Andrews
State Licensing
Minnesota

Jonathan A Dyrud
(651) 484-5550
2554 RICE ST
SAINT PAUL, MN
 
Barry Joel Newman
(612) 343-2187
50 S 6TH ST STE 1500
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Specialties
Tax, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
State Licensing
Minnesota

Julie Lynn Fisk
(320) 253-7130
1011 N Second St, Po Box 307
St Cloud, MN
Specialties
Business, Divorce, Employment, Wills, Litigation
Education
University of Minnesota Law School
State Licensing
Minnesota

Lora Lewicki Whitehouse
(612) 770-8141
17800 Excelsior Boulevard, Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Wills, Business, Family, Contracts
Education
University of North Dakota School of Law,Minnesota State University, Moorhead
State Licensing
Minnesota

Jack W Carlson
3600 American Blvd W, Ste 400
Bloomington, MN
Specialties
Tax, Business, Wills, Estate Planning, Trusts
Education
University of Illinois College of Law,University of Illinois
State Licensing
Minnesota

Jennifer Ellen Claseman
(218) 349-0380
PO BOX 442
DULUTH, MN
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Family, Wills
State Licensing
Minnesota

Jennifer Ronae Lewis Kannegieter
(763) 392-1518
PO BOX 718
MONTICELLO, MN
Specialties
Family, Probate, Estate Planning, Uncontested Divorce, Wills, Trusts, Prenuptials
Education
Hamline University School of Law,Winona State University
State Licensing
Minnesota

Colleen Marie Goggins King
(952) 758-4161
119 MAIN ST E
NEW PRAGUE, MN
Specialties
Family, Wills, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Litigation
Education
Hamline University School of Law,College of Saint Benedict
State Licensing
Minnesota

Laura L. Domagala
(651) 275-0408
105 New England Pl, Liberty Village # 260
Stillwater, MN
Specialties
Elder Law, Estate Planning, Agriculture, Wills, Trusts, Real Estate, Probate, Power Of Attorney
Education
Wm Mitchell College
State Licensing
Minnesota, Wisconsin

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.

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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.

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