What are Living Wills?
A living will is a document signed by you that gives directions to health care providers and others regarding the care you want to receive if diagnosed by two physicians to be terminally ill or in a permanent vegetative condition. The care requested in the document can range from full life support to withholding food and water. Should you be placed in the unfortunate situation of being terminally ill or in a permanent coma, the choice of care becomes yours rather than a family member’s. Usually a living will is prepared in conjunction with a durable power of attorney. An attorney in Idaho Falls, at Thomsen Holman Wheiler, PLLC, will help you to know what a living will is, how it works, and what needs to be done.
THW law attorneys are experienced with living wills. They will assist you in properly filing one. Allowing an attorney in Idaho Falls assist you with your living will just may be very important to you and your family.
Do I Need an Estate Plan or Will?
Everyone with children and/or assets, should talk to an attorney about an estate plan. Estate planning deals with issues surrounding the process of dying and the steps involved in transferring your assets after death. Estate planning involves disability planning, powers of attorney, gifting of assets during your lifetime, charitable contributions, asset allocation, and a number of other issues. Carefully crafted estate plans help you to control your property while you are alive, take care of yourself and loved ones in the event of disability, and transfer property to those you love as and when you want those transfers made. It is about reviewing and securing your personal choices. Your estate plan should be reviewed with your attorney regularly to ensure that tax law changes or changes in circumstances have not made your plan less effective.
Contact Thomsen Holman Wheiler, PLLC today to get your will and estate plan set up. THW law attorneys are ready to help you.