Sheryll Law, P.C. Empowers Clients To Make Health Care Decisions While They Age With Living Wills.
Living Will Attorney on Long Island
What is a Living Will? Do I need a Living Will? Do you live in Long Island, and have you ever asked yourself who is the best Estate and Trust Attorney on Long Island? Sheryll Law P.C. is well reputed. Attorney, Jay Sheryll and his team are local to Long Island who know and love the local area.
As you read this, consider what would happen if tomorrow life changed? Life is more precious than ever and hiring the right Attorney on Long Island to create a Living Will while you are of sound mind and judgement will take the burden off loved ones in the event that you become incapacitated. An experienced Long Island Attorney can be an invaluable resource in helping execute these important documents.
What to Include in a Living Will
You can include your wishes regarding various medical treatments and end-of-life choices in your living will. This can include your decisions regarding:
- Cardiac resuscitation
- Mechanical respiration
- Artificial hydration and nutrition
- Surgical procedures
- Organ donation
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Living Wills And Health Care Proxies
You may already have a Last Will and Testament but a Living will is much different and deals with beliefs regarding life prolonging treatment. While a living Will documents your beliefs on different medical treatments, your health care proxy appoints someone to interpret your wishes and make medical decisions on your behalf. By having both documents in place, you can ensure that your strongly held beliefs are followed. At the same time, your health care proxy can make decisions for anything that isn’t covered so that you won’t be at the mercy of the medical system or the state of New York.
Canceling Or Changing A Living Will
You are in complete control of your Living Will. You can change or cancel it at any time without notifying anyone. However, it’s advised that you notify those who know about the Living Will. Otherwise, they might believe that the terms of the living will are still valid. This is especially important regarding your health care proxy. If he or she believes that your Living Will is still in effect, it can affect health care decisions and treatment.
What Goes Into Creating A Living Will?
What needs to be considered before my meeting with a Living Will Attorney:
- What are your preferences for end-of-life care?
- Do you have (minor) children or pets that will need to be provided for?
- What bills need to be paid in the event of long-term incapacitation?
- Do you want to be resuscitated or is a do not resuscitate more appealing?
- Have you thought about your end of life wishes?
Early Planning Is Vital
Tomorrow is not guaranteed,it sounds cliché however, the recent events have created an unprecedented uncertainty. Death and incapacitation are topics no one wants to consider, but to continue with cliché’s, Death and Taxes are definitely a certainty. Don’t leave designating your Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, your long-term care planning to the last second. Instead of a legacy left, your loved ones will be left with confusion and the burden of managing this responsibility. Jay Sheryll and his team of Long Island Estate and Trust Attorneys will help you plan your Living Will now for tomorrow’s peace of mind.