Living Will Michigan
Our estate planning attorney can assist you in writing a living will which expresses your wishes regarding your end of life care. A living will is just one advance care directive you need as part of a complete estate planning portfolio. A living will is one of many ways you can create a strong legal foundation to protect yourself and your family.
It is never too early to prepare for the future. In order to make sure your wishes are carried out and that your family is taken care of after you die or in the event that you become disabled or incapacitated, it is necessary to create an estate plan. Writing a living will, a medical power of attorney, and other advanced directives can be the first step in preparing an estate plan.
What is a Living Will?
What is a living Will? Living wills are a written expression of your wishes regarding end of life care which is provided to your family and doctors. Your wishes cannot be honored if they are not known. A living will takes effect after you are diagnosed by a doctor as terminally ill or permanently unconscious and the doctor determines you are unable to make or communicate decisions about your care. A living will is part of a complete estate plan.
Making a Living Will
While most people know the importance of writing a last will and testament before they die, most do not know the importance of write a living will. Living wills play a crucial role in fulfilling your wishes regarding your end of life care. Contact our estate planning attorney at Atlas Law, PLC to learn more about how to make a living will and to see how making a living will is right for you.
What are Advanced Directives?
Advanced directives are a set of documents executed by you to allow a loved one to make medical decision for you if you are unable to do so yourself. The term “advanced directives” generally includes a living will, a medical power of attorney or patient advocate, do-not-resuscitate order and elections regarding organ donation. You should consider executing a financial durable power of attorney with your advanced directives. This is another crucial document.
Living Will Form Michigan
There are various free living will forms available online or for purchase at your local office supply store. Be extremely cautious when using these forms as they are typically not state specific. Therefore, they may not be ideal for Michigan residents. Moreover, they often to not take into religious considerations. If you would like a free living will form, consider using the advanced directive forms provided by the State of Michigan found here. When executing advanced directives, you should also consider executing a HIPAA authorization that gives your medical power of attorney the right to access you medical records. A HIPAA release is not included in the free forms.
Estate Planning Attorney
Preparing a living will is a very important part of an estate plan. Estate planning attorneys use living wills and other advance directives as part of a comprehensive estate plan. At Atlas Law, PLC our estate planning lawyer takes estate planning very seriously. We believe that each client should receive a complete estate plan. As such, our estate plans include a living will, durable power of attorney, and medical power of attorney. Atlas Law, PLC can assist you in writing a living will to best suit you needs. We have exceptional resources in helping you determine and address your estate planning needs.
Attorney Plymouth Michigan
Our estate planning lawyer serves all of Wayne County, Oakland County, and Washtenaw County. Our lawyers will write a living will and prepare an estate plan to express your wishes regarding your person and your property, and he can help assure that those wishes are honored by assisting, as necessary, in the administration of your plan.
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