Living Will

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

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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 prolong the dying process – the opposite of what the patient wanted.

As professional advisors, we understand how strongly our clients want their advance directives to be honored. That’s why we remind individuals of all ages – from young adults age 18 ...

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Hey, what about a Living Will?

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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 us with a multiple car pileup on the expressway in California. Brother Justin, who conveniently has paramedic training from the ...

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