At our Philadelphia estate planning law firm, Klenk Law, we know that planning your estate is a significant move. If you are considering drafting a will, there is a lot that you have to factor in your final plans. One of these decisions that you need to make during estate planning is whether you want a living will specifically. Living wills can offer you peace of mind and also communicate what your wishes are before you pass away. If you want to know more about establishing a living will, then you can depend on the team from our estate planning law firm in Philadelphia.
There are too many reasons to draft a living will. Your living will may be your only source of guidance to family, doctors, and other health care providers if something happens to you, and you cannot communicate your wishes. Often, your loved ones will try to honor what they believe your preferences would be, but this can lead to conflict and uncertainty. When you have a clear plan, it increases the chances your preferences are honored. You won’t have to worry about your wishes not being honored or your family fighting over what they think that you would have wanted.
The attorneys at our PA estate planning law firm know that life is unpredictable. No one wants to think that there may be a time where they cannot communicate their final wishes with their family. However, it helps to have that peace of mind.
As an estate planning lawyer Allentown, PA residents trust may explain during a consultation, your living will should include the how you want (and how you do not want) your life-prolonging procedures administered. You may also want to add whether you want dialysis, mechanical ventilation, or other life-saving measures while in the hospital. Likewise, you would want to include any decisions about your organs and tissues. You may want to ask yourself if you’d prefer to be an organ or tissue donor or to leave your remains as is.
As an attorney from our estate planning law firm in PA works with you, we may suggest including any wishes about palliative care, such as whether you permit any invasive tests and procedures or if you want to die in your home, rather than in a hospital. Another major factor to consider is your religion. Think about your beliefs and how that will impact your final wishes.
During the estate planning process, understanding the ins and outs of wills and trusts is essential. Given that there are some complicated rules and laws surrounding estate planning, it is vital to have a lawyer that can guide you. For help with your living will or any of your other estate planning needs, set up a consultation at Klenk Law, a Philadelphia estate planning law firm you can rely on when it counts.
Peter Klenk is the founding member of Klenk Law, a seven attorney boutique estate planning law firm. We serve clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Minnesota and Florida. Peter Klenk received his Masters in Taxation LL.M. from NYU Law School and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. He served his country in the Navy JAGC during Desert Storm. Easy to talk to, feel free to call Peter for an appointment. We will make the process as easy as possible!
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