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.

Jessica Ann Hafemeyer
(507) 384-3215
1223 Hwy 60 W
Faribault, MN
Specialties
Chapter 7, Family, Wills
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,Augsburg College
State Licensing
Minnesota

Mark Andrew Haase
(612) 246-4795
(ODD Range 2225 - 2299) E 38TH ST
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning, Wills
Education
University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis,University of Minnesota,University of St. Thoma
State Licensing
Minnesota

Frederick Alan Bechtold
(651) 465-0463
490 Colby Street
Taylors Falls, MN
Specialties
Probate, Estate Planning, Wills, Real Estate, Criminal Defense, Land Use & Zoning, Construction, Contracts, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation, Family
Education
Stetson University College of Law,Earlham College
State Licensing
Florida, Minnesota

Audra Ann Holbeck
(651) 379-0330
539 BIELENBERG DR STE 200
WOODBURY, MN
Specialties
Family, Mediation, Estate Planning, Wills
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Minnesota
State Licensing
Minnesota

Gerald A Pommerville
(218) 727-8451
202 W SUPERIOR ST STE 200
DULUTH, MN
Specialties
Family, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business, Wills
Education
University of Minnesota Law School,University of Minnesota, Duluth
State Licensing
Minnesota

Dennis Felix
(952) 894-8380
200 E TRAVELERS TRL STE 215
BURNSVILLE, MN
Specialties
Adoption, Divorce, Bankruptcy, Probate, Wills
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
State Licensing
Minnesota

Hollis K Lundquist
(952) 908-3176
5509 EDEN PRAIRIE RD STE 3
MINNETONKA, MN
Specialties
Family, Wills
Education
University of Minnesota Law School,University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
State Licensing
Minnesota

David C Lingren
(218) 879-3333
1219 14TH ST PO BOX 760
CLOQUET, MN
Specialties
Wills, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Business
Education
Washington University School of Law,Carleton College
State Licensing
Minnesota

Robert D Schaps
236 N Sibley Ave
Litchfield, MN
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Family, Wills, Trusts
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,College of St. Thomas
State Licensing
Minnesota

Michael Carl Bender
(218) 546-5299
15 E Main St, Po Box 156
Crosby, MN
Specialties
Chapter 11, Criminal Defense, Wills, Family, General Practice, Real Estate, Personal Injury
State Licensing
Minnesota

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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