A Living Will Provides A Guide For Your Care
Along with wills and trusts, there are estate planning documents that can protect your end-of-life wishes. Living wills and health care proxies are vital to protecting your wishes if you should become unable to clearly express them yourself.
The estate planning lawyers at Larkin Ingrassia, LLP understand the importance of protecting our clients’ interests. We work closely with clients to accomplish their goals bringing sensitivity and an eye toward exploring every potential situation in order to avoid future conflict or ambiguity. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can learn more about how best to serve you.
Currently, there is no standard living will form in New York. More importantly, if you choose to have one, it should be customized to fit your specific wishes by a lawyer who understands what is at stake and takes the time to draft a document that expresses exactly what you want.
Crafting A Living Will That Clearly Reflect Your Wishes
We make sure your living will clearly reflects your wishes for health care and treatment if you should become incapacitated, terminally ill or are unlikely to regain consciousness. A living will directs medical personnel and family about your wishes regarding life-preserving medical treatment, including under what circumstances you consent to life-support and for how long you want it to be continued.
A Health Care Proxy Is Someone Who Ensures Your Wishes Are Carried Out
Additionally, a living will is often used in conjunction with a health care proxy. This document appoints someone you trust to represent you in these matters and make sure your wishes are carried out, if you should become incapacitated. We can help you identify and educate the person you designate, as well as a potential alternate, about their rights and responsibilities.
Our lawyers can help you make sure that these two documents work together and are consistent. We are to help you achieve peace of mind that your wishes will be respected during this difficult time. Should these documents become necessary, we will make sure the representative appointed has a current version of the living will, and we will assist him or her with all their legal duties. If a conflict does arise, we quickly take action to protect your wishes and directions clearly set out in the documents.
Contact Our Firm About Estate Plans Today!
From our offices in Middletown, Newburgh, and Kingston, our firm assists clients throughout the Hudson Valley with all types of estate planning matters. To schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, call us at 845-566-5345 or email us today. Se habla Español.