Unfortunately, we cannot stop the inevitable. We all age; therefore, we must take steps to prepare for this reality. Even if we believe we have loved ones to care for us in our final years, this can be a costly experience. Thus, taking the time to consider how you want to be cared for and how it will be funded is not only helpful for you but your loved ones as well.
By drafting a will, individuals are able to communicate their wishes to their loved ones. This is true regarding both the care one will receive at the end of their life, as well as what a person intends to leave their heirs and beneficiaries after their passing. Regardless of a person's age, this drafting process can be emotional and challenging. At Rydberg Gellner Law, our skilled legal team has years of experience drafting these and other estate planning documents. Our law firm is dedicated to serving those in the Seattle area, helping them memorialize their wishes in these documents.
A living will is a document that is also known as an advanced health care directive. This document dictates what interventions, if any will be taken and under what circumstances they should be taken. This typically refers to life support, feeding tubs and artificial hydration. The conditions that these life saving measures could be implemented include permanent unconsciousness, comatose state, terminal conditions and vegetative state.
To learn more, check out our law firm's long term care planning website. Our law firm understands that tis is a sensitive matter. It is not easy to think about these hypothetical situations or even talk about this matter out loud to your loved ones. Although this is a challenging task, out attorneys are able to guide you through the process. Our goal is to put our client's wishes into writing, ensuring no issues could arise when these documents are used later on in life.