Living wills are important not only for your family members in Hickory, but also for the medical professionals whose care you may be in.
Whether you are 23 or 83, having your estate planning documents in order can be an important part of communicating your wishes to your family. At the Law Office of Melissa Stewart, formerly Groff Law Firm, we know that thinking about estate planning isn’t often at the forefront of the mind, but knowing that you have something in writing in the event that your will or powers of attorney need to be used can give you greater peace of mind.
One important document that should be a part of your estate is a living will, which is a little bit different from your last will and testament. Living wills are healthcare directives that express your wishes for end-of-life medical care. While one hopes never to have to use this document, having it prepared by an attorney at law as part of your estate planning preparations is crucial if the directive ever becomes necessary.
Living wills are important not only for your family members, but also for the medical professionals whose care you may be in. They will know how to treat your unique situation, and you can provide clarity about your wishes if you ever become incapacitated. At the Law Office of Melissa Stewart, we are here to help you create the living will that most accurately represents your wants and needs in such an instance and give you confidence that your family and medical professionals will know which steps to take to respect your wishes.
If you have questions about living wills or you need to create this document along with your other estate planning essentials in Hickory, North Carolina contact us at the Law Office of Melissa Stewart today to schedule a consultation.