Living Will Lawyers Eagle River AK

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.

De Noble Brad D Llc Law Offices of
(907) 694-4345
32323 Mount Korohusk Cir
Eagle River, AK
 
Cook William D
(907) 694-2000
Eagle River, AK
 
Williams Thomas E Atty
(907) 694-4000
11901 Business Blvd Ste 202
Eagle River, AK
 
Leonard Law Office Attorney
(907) 479-7758
909 Cushman St Ste 208
Fairbanks, AK
 
Kraft Barbara Simpson Atty
(907) 257-5300
701 W 8th Ave Ste 800
Anchorage, AK
 
Law Office of Jason Skala
(907) 694-6633
11517 Old Glenn Hwy
Eagle River, AK
 
Williams Roy V Atty
(907) 694-5297
Eagle River, AK
 
Landye Bennett Blumstein Llp
(907) 376-5955
1981 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy Ste 220
Wasilla, AK
 
Connors John J Law Office of
(907) 457-3410
143 4th Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
Hegna Jonathan P
(907) 276-2999
500 L St Ste 200
Anchorage, AK
 

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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