Detroit Area Living Will Lawyer
There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about living wills. The purpose of a living will is to lay out your wishes for medical treatment and long-term care should you become incapacitated by injury or illness. Even though living wills are not recognized in the Michigan state courts, a living will gives your loved ones clear direction if they are called upon to make these decisions on your behalf. If you pair your living will with a power of attorney, loved ones will understand your wishes and will have the legal authority to ensure they are carried out.
Why do I need a living will?
As mentioned above, a living will addresses the question of what extraordinary measures you would want taken in a health care emergency. By making your wishes clear, you can avoid much heartache and pain for your loved-ones. Important end-of-life decisions should be made by you, not by a court. A properly-drafted living will, when accompanied by a trusted person appointed your durable power of attorney, helps ensure that health-care providers abide by your wishes, not the wishes of somebody else.
As with wills and trusts, drafting a living will forces us to confront uncomfortable issues. However, life is unpredictable; therefore it is important to have your wishes clearly stated in legal documents now. Gudeman & Associates, P.C. will make this process as simple and stress-free as possible for you. We will ensure that the documents are properly drafted, and iron-clad – ensuring that the decisions you make today can not be challenged by anyone in the future. To find out more or to schedule and appointment, please contact Gudeman & Associates, P.C., today.