Living Will Lawyers Hockessin 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.

Charles Snyderman
(302) 239-1140
11 Middleton Drive
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Car Accident, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills
Education
Villanova University School of Law,Temple University
State Licensing
Delaware

Edward Marean Foley
(610) 444-4848
Brutscher Foley Et Al, 213 E State Street
Kennett Square, PA
Specialties
Workers Compensation, Estate Planning, State, Local And Municipal Law, Car Accident, Contracts, Corporate, Wills
Education
Penn State University,University of North Carolina School of Law
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

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

Vivian A Houghton
(302) 658-0518
800 West Street
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts, Wills
Education
Widener University School of Law
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

Christina Pappoulis
(800) 632-9230
1202 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Wills
Education
Widener University School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Delaware

Lloyd T. Hoppe Jr.
(610) 444-2001
Hoppe & Martin Llp, 423 Mcfarlan Rd Ste 100
Kennett Square, PA
Specialties
Divorce, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Wills, Civil Rights
Education
Widener University School of Law,Old Dominion University
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Ralph Keil
(302) 656-7540
1311 Delaware Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Wills and Probate

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Wendy L Wojewodzki
(302) 521-6058
20 SHELLBURNE DR
WILMINGTON, DE
Specialties
Estate Planning, Tax, Trusts, Wills, Tax Fraud
Education
George Washington University National Law Center
State Licensing
Delaware, Virginia

Steven H. Rubin
(610) 692-3200 x111
999 West Chester Pike, Suite 202
West Chester, PA
Specialties
Wills and Probate
Education
Undergraduate : Drexel
Law School : Syracuse University
Admitted To Bar : 1990
Professional Memberships
Collaborative Family Law Affiliates, Affiliate Attorney - Women's Resource Center

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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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