Establishing a living will is something everyone should consider, not just the elderly. Generally speaking, living wills are legal documents about your health care preferences. Writing a living will in Arizona, or assigning somebody as power of attorney over your healthcare can make a difference in how your family will handle issues at the time of serious illness or death. Unexpected incidents can happen at any age, so it is important to properly prepare with a Phoenix Estate Planning attorney.
Top Reasons For Having A Living Will:
- Serious Illness: Your will can speak to doctors and family members in a situation when are unable to speak to them yourself. For example, if you were in a coma it would address if you wanted to be on life support or not.
- Quality of Life: Your living will can answer how you do and do not want to live.
- Peace of Mind: Having a living will in place not only gives you the peace of mind that you will be treated how you would like, but it puts pressure off your family in making difficult decisions.
Even a person who has a healthcare power of attorney should have a living will, as an agent under a power of attorney may not know precisely what type of healthcare the principal wishes to receive.
A living will is a valuable document for both you and your loved ones. Call JacksonWhite today to speak to a Phoenix estate planning Attorney.