Sarasota Living Will Attorneys
What Is A Living Will Or Advance Directive?
A living will (also known as an Advance Directive or Health Care Directive) is a legal document that explains how you would like to be cared for medically and who can make decisions about your medical care if you are incapacitated or permanently unconscious. An example of this is what happens if you’re in a car accident. If you’re unconscious and unable to make decisions about your own care, a living will tells doctors and nurses who you want in charge of your health care decisions and what you want to happen.
Why Do I Need a Living Will Attorney?
A Living Will helps remove some stress from your family during an already difficult time. It can also prevent disagreements between family members who have different ideas about how you should be cared for. One high profile case involved a woman in a vegetative coma named Terri Schiavo. Without a Living Will, her family spent 12 years fighting over her care because Terry’s parents and her husband could not agree on what she would have wanted.
Can I Create My Own Living Will?
You can, but it’s not a good idea to fill in the blanks on a form and think you’re all set. Florida statutes suggest that life-prolonging procedures can be stopped if there’s “no reasonable medical probability” of recovery. But what about quality of life issues. Without a customized Living Will, your family may not know what YOU consider a good quality of life.
Contact Our Living Will Lawyers
The Estate Planning fees for Buckman and Buckman, P.A., to create your Living Will is $250. Contact us at (941) 923-7700 or fill out our online form. We’ll be happy to talk with you and your whole family about your Estate Plans. Call Buckman and Buckman, P.A., for a free consultation at (941) 923-7700 or complete our confidential contact form at the top of this page.
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