What is a Living Will?

A Living Will is the best way to protect your family from a burden that could leave them estranged or traumatized for years. Stipulating your end of life decisions in a Living Will makes a difficult time just a little bit easier for your family.

Living Will | Lawyer in Raleigh NC

Within a Living Will, you’re able to document your wishes for medical intervention, life-sustaining devices and more. Many people have strong feelings towards using ventilators or respirators that could prolong life during a life-threatening emergency.

It’s best to make sure your Living Will is in place so that you won’t have to worry about whether or not your wishes will be carried out. Even more, should you leave your wishes undocumented, the decision of whether or not life-sustaining devices are used falls to your family and loved ones.

Writing down your final wishes regarding medical procedures you do or don’t want, in the event of any of the following issues, is key in making sure your family won't have to make difficult decisions for you.

  • Irreversible coma
  • Terminal illness issue
  • Trauma that leaves you unable to speak or think for yourself,
  • Trauma that leaves you unable to recover

Without a Living Will, your family is faced with a decision that might cause serious discordance. Many family members disagree on things like what should happen and when it should occur. Making sure the decisions are already made allows your doctors and loved ones to follow your wishes with no issues.

If you're ready to start planning a Living Will, be sure to contact Eldreth Law Firm, PC. We are here to help you get your requests and wishes documented and ensure you don’t have any issues when it comes to stipulating your wishes.

Also, contact us concerning other parts of your estate plan, as well. Our lawyer in Raleigh NC can work with you to ensure you have everything documented in a valid estate plan, in the event you pass unexpectedly.

Eldreth Law Firm, PC | Lawyer in Raleigh NC

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about estate planning. Also contact us to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It's never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. In addition, our lawyer in Raleigh NC is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be estate planning, trademarking, copyrighting, or DWI issues.

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