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What Is a Living Will? December 8, 2016

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What Is a Living Will?, Rochester, New York

A living will is a legal document that allows individuals to establish their wishes regarding end-of-life medical care. Such a document is most useful in instances when the individual becomes incapacitated or unable to communicate his or her requests. Unlike a last will and testament, a living will does not hold any power after the individual has passed on.

Drafting A Living Will

If you want to establish a living will, turn to Steve Butcher Sr., Esq. in Rochester, NY. As an experienced lawyer, he focuses on providing quality legal services for clients throughout Monroe County.  If you are starting the process of estate planning, your first step should be to draft a living will. Life is unpredictable, and there is no way to guarantee that you won’t ever become incapacitated. When you draft a living will, you help remove some of the burden from your family members should that ever happen.

living willIf you do not have a living will and ever become unable to express your medical wishes, it will be up to your family members and your healthcare providers to determine the best treatment approach. If your family members do not agree, it could lead to painful disputes that affect everyone involved.

If you are ready to draft your living will, turn to a Rochester lawyer who will help ensure that your will is legally binding. Although it is not necessarily a complicated document, the legal requirements vary by state and only a local attorney will be able to help you devise an accurate and binding living will.

Steve Butcher Sr., Esq. in Rochester, NY, will help you draft your living will according to your wishes. Visit his website to learn more about his areas of practice, and call (585) 263-2444 to schedule a consultation with a lawyer to discuss your healthcare directive today.

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