When creating an estate plan, it’s only natural to focus your attention on what will happen to your assets upon your death. While it’s important to think about your loved ones after you are gone, there are other details that deserve your attention.
For example, you may want to create a living will as this helps dictate the type of medical treatment you will receive in the event that you are unable to communicate your wishes.
As long as your living will meets legal requirements set forth by your state, this is a legal document that must be followed by your medical team.
It’s easy to believe that your loved ones will be able to make the right decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated, but this isn’t always the case. For example, your family may disagree about the type of treatment you should receive, which could lead to a costly and time consuming court case.
When you create a living will, you know that your wishes will be followed, no matter what they may be.
At our law firm, we work closely with people who want to add a living will to their current estate plan. This can be a difficult document to create, as you’ll need to think about the end of your life, but it’s the responsible thing to do.
Once you understand the benefits of a living will and how to create this legal document, you may find that you want to add this to your estate plan as soon as possible. It can benefit both you and your family.