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My Wishes, My Way – Steps to Ensure Your Advance Directives Are Honored

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My Wishes, My Way – Steps to Ensure Your Advance Directives Are Honored
Posted on: March 22nd, 2016
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq.

Your chances for success rest on how effectively and how often you communicate your wishes.It happens too often. A health care emergency occurs; panic ensues, and the patient’s end-of-life wishes take a back seat to established protocols to extend life. Failing to honor a patient’s advance directives can increase the individual’s discomfort and ...

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Hey, what about a Living Will?

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Hey, what about a Living Will?
Posted on: October 22nd, 2010
By: Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq. CPA MBA MSTax MSAcctg

Recently, I watched the season premiere of “Brothers and Sisters.” It was packed with legal issues, pertinent to the type law I practice. You know the show, the strong matriarch, Sally Fields, at the head of the whiny family known as the Walkers. It takes place one year after the horrible automobile accident that occurred at the cliffhanger last May.

Last season left ...

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