The Importance of a Living Will

Living Will | Estate Attorney in Raleigh NC

Welcome back! Today, our estate attorney in Raleigh NC is going to continue to discuss Living Wills and how important they are to incorporate into your current estate plan. Oftentimes, a Living Will is overlooked, with many thinking they might never need one.

The truth is, a Living Will could save your family from some of the hardest, most difficult decisions they’ll ever have to make.

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.

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.

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.

If you’re ready to start planning a Living Will, be sure to contact Klish and Eldreth, PLLC. Our estate attorney in Raleigh NC is here to help you get your Living Will documented and limit any issues when it comes to stipulating your wishes.

Also, be sure to visit back with us, next post, as we will discuss the difference in Living Wills and Living Trusts. It’s important to know that these two documents are completely different. Unfortunately, they’re often considered the same when they are not.

Klish and Eldreth, PLLC | Estate Attorney 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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