Our team has the right experience to help you draft a living will and ensure that your wishes will be honored.
Here at the office of Robert G. Spaugh, Attorney at Law, we understand that it is uncomfortable to contemplate your own mortality, but we also know that it is necessary to do so in order to plan for the future. Our team has extensive experience in estate planning, and we can help you consider your options and take steps to ensure that your wishes are carried out in situations where you are unable to make them known directly. One of these steps is to draft a living will, also called an advanced directive or directive to physicians.
A living will is a document in which you state your wishes for emergency and end-of-life medical care. In the event that you become incapacitated and cannot make your wishes known, this document kicks in, legally binding medical professionals to abide by its instructions. This not only allows you to retain agency even if you are no longer able to communicate, but it also spares your loved ones from having to make important medical decisions on your behalf. In the absence of a living will, family members and medical professionals are left to guess at what you want, and this often results in disputes or even legal battles–if you want to prevent your loved ones from having to go through this, we encourage you to make a living will.
Our team is proud to serve the Winston-Salem, North Carolina community, and we want to help you with all of your estate planning needs. If you are looking for the team you can count on to help you draft a living will, just give us a call.