Because you never know what the future may bring, it’s important to plan for all possibilities. A living will is an important part of the estate planning process. A living will outlines your wishes for your care should you become incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself. At Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC, we are experienced in helping clients with estate planning issues including living wills.
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If you should fall ill or have an accident that leaves you physically incapacitated, life-sustaining medical treatment may be required. Whether or not you wish to receive such life-prolonging treatment is a very personal decision. Making this decision can be very difficult for your family members in the moment. A living will, also called a health care directive or advance directive, allows you to take part in the decision making process ahead of time. A living will ensures that your wishes for your ongoing health care are known and relieves the pressure of these difficult choices from your loved ones.
Living wills only go into effect if you are permanently incapacitated. For situations where you are temporarily incapacitated, a health care power of attorney (or health care proxy) gives someone you trust the authority to make your health care decisions. Both of these documents are necessary to make sure you are fully in control of your health care decisions. At Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC, we can work with you to craft a living will and power of attorney as well as an entire estate plan.
If you are in need of an attorney that concentrates in the area of estate planning or any of our other related practice areas, contact Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC at (630) 852-1100 or by email to make an appointment for a consultation.