Living Will Lawyers Sun City West AZ

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.

Carrie J Kulesh
19082 N R H JOHNSON BLVD STE B
SUN CITY WEST, AZ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, Guardianship
Education
Creighton University,University of Nebraska, Lincoln
State Licensing
Arizona

Deborah L Abernathy
(623) 251-7808
8715 W UNION HILLS DR STE 106
PEORIA, AZ
Specialties
Family, Contracts, Wills, Guardianship, Lawsuits & Disputes
Education
U OF OR
State Licensing
Arizona, Oregon

Joseph F Causey
(623) 937-2797
4150 W NORTHERN AVE
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Guardianship, Trusts, Wills
Education
SOUTHWESTERN U
State Licensing
Arizona

Steven R. Janssen
3701 W ANTHEM WAY STE 202
ANTHEM, AZ
Specialties
Business, Commercial, Real Estate, Construction, Wills
Education
University of San Diego School of Law,Northern Arizona University
State Licensing
Arizona

Leo M Pruett
(602) 861-0777
7301 N 16TH ST STE 103
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Trusts, Estate Planning, Wills, Probate, Business
Education
University of California,University of California
State Licensing
Arizona, California

Richard W Morris
13951 W GRAND AVE STE 203
SURPRISE, AZ
Specialties
Wills, Trusts, Probate, Business, Estate Planning
Education
University of Arizona,University of Arizona,Pacific Western University
State Licensing
Arizona, California

David Thomas Eastman
(888) 222-1328
20325 N 51st Ave Suite 134
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Guardianship, Business, Elder Law, Estate Planning, LLC, Prenuptials, Partnership, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Power Of Attorney, Tax
Education
ASU,Brigham Young University
State Licensing
Arizona

Rita A Daninger
919 N DYSART RD STE F
AVONDALE, AZ
Specialties
Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, General Practice, Divorce, Wills
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,Hamline University
State Licensing
Arizona

Philip C Tower
1416 E BEVERLY LN
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Business, Trusts, Wills, Family, Mediation
Education
Princeton University,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

Ronald G Wilson
(888) 222-1328
3300 N Central Ave Suite 900
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Partnership, Business, Elder Law, Guardianship, Power Of Attorney, Tax, Probate, LLC, Trusts, Prenuptials, Wills
Education
Emporia State University,Washburn University
State Licensing
Arizona

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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