Health Care Directives


A Healthcare Directive is your statement to your physicians as to what measures you wish them to take (or not take) if you are in a permanent vegetative state, or if you are terminal and death is imminent, and you cannot express your wishes.

The challenge in creating a Healthcare Directive (also known as a “living will”) is the knowledge that this document will only be necessary if things go very wrong in your future. Most people just do not like to discuss these things, whether with their estate attorney or with their family members. We understand that difficulty and will do our best to gently but thoroughly work through the issues presented by Healthcare Directives. We aim to document your intentions so your loved ones can support your advance decisions with the knowledge that they are honoring your wishes.

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