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Living Will Lawyers Dover DE

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.

Karen Y Vicks
(302) 674-1100
500 W Loockerman St Ste 102
Dover, DE
 
Christopher M Holmon
(302) 227-9441
309 Rehoboth Avenue
Dover, DE
Specialties
Financial Markets And Services, Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Wills
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,University of California - Irvine
State Licensing
Delaware

James P Becker
(302) 227-9441
309 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Wills
Education
University of Texas School of Law,University of the South
State Licensing
Delaware

D. Stephen Parsons
(302) 539-2220
RT.26 & WEST AVENUE, P.O. BOX 480
Ocean View, DE
Specialties
Real Estate, Wills, Estate Planning, LLC, Land Use & Zoning
Education
Widener University School of Law,Randolph-Macon College
State Licensing
Delaware

Karen Y Vicks
(302) 674-1100
500 W Loockerman St Ste 102
Dover, DE
 
John T Jaywork
(302) 734-7401
225 South State Street
Dover, DE
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Wills
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,St Andrews Presbyterian College
State Licensing
Delaware

Adam M Perza
(302) 734-7401
225 South State Street
Dover, DE
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Landlord & Tenant, Business, Real Estate, Wills
Education
Duquesne University School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Delaware

Timothy L Hitchings
(302) 999-9434
100 E. MARKET STREET, SUITE 2
Newport, DE
Specialties
Family, Wills, Criminal Defense
Education
Widener University School of Law,Graceland College
State Licensing
Delaware

Trisha W. Hall
(302) 655-5000
222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 900
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Estate Planning, Power Of Attorney, Probate, Trusts, Wills
Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law,Bryn Mawr College
State Licensing
Delaware, Pennsylvania

James A Yori
(302) 856-7777
28 The Circle, P.O. Box 250
Georgetown, DE
Specialties
Estate Planning, State, Local And Municipal Law, Real Estate, Wills
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,Mount Saint Mary College,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Delaware

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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