Throughout your lifetime you enjoy the freedom and the ability to make important, sometimes life-changing, healthcare decisions for yourself. This is something that most of us take for granted in the United States. What happens though if you are one day unable to make those decisions for yourself because of an incapacitating condition? The answer may be to make the decisions ahead of time through the execution of a living will or advance directive. Most people think of “incapacity” only in … [Read more...] about What is a Living Will or Advance Directive?
So much of estate planning involves preparing for the unexpected. This is certainly the case when it comes to putting your incapacity plan in place. An essential part of your incapacity plan is having an Advance Directive. This is a document, such as a Living Will, that lets you communicate ahead of time your preferences for the type of care you want to receive – and don’t want to receive – if you’re gravely ill or seriously injured and can’t communicate your own wishes. Advance Directives … [Read more...] about When Should You Create an Advance Directive?