During the course of a single day you make thousands of decisions that affect your life. Some of those decisions are small and relatively unimportant while others are big and life changing. Imagine how many decisions you make during a week…a month…a year…your entire lifetime? The point is that we are all used to having the autonomy and the right to make decisions for ourselves that impact our lives. It only makes sense then that we should also have the right and the ability to make medical … [Read more...] about Do You Need a Living Will?
Throughout your lifetime you enjoy the ability to make millions of decisions. While some of those decisions are relatively unimportant daily decisions such as what to eat for lunch, others are life-changing decisions such as whether to have a child or whether to invest in a home. If you become incapacitated at some point in your life who will make those decisions for you? Although you may one day be unable to make your own decisions, there are ways to make some of the most important ones ahead … [Read more...] about What Is a Living Will in the State of Illinois?
Many people think that they can simply download advanced medical directive documents and fill them out. However, before you purchase that form for a Living Will and that form for a Healthcare Power of Attorney, there are a few things to consider and reasons that you should speak to an experienced estate planning attorney. The most important thing that you need to understand is what makes for a legally valid advanced medical directive in your state. Not all states have the same laws and you … [Read more...] about Go to an Attorney for Advanced Medical Directives
One of life's greatest ironies is how much it costs to keep you alive at the end of your life. If you have to be on life-support for any length of time, the costs can quickly skyrocket. Depending on your situation, this can deplete the inheritance of your heirs, force Medicare to pay huge costs, or have your heirs paying medical bills for years. You can avoid a lot of these costs by using Advanced Medical Directives. If you want medical professionals to use every means necessary to sustain … [Read more...] about End of Life Care is Extremely Expensive