Create Your Living Will With A Revered Las Vegas Lawyer
A living will is not as powerful as a durable power of attorney (health care proxy), but it is an essential part of a comprehensive estate plan, nonetheless. It is a document, separate from your will, that expresses your wishes concerning health care directives in advance under existing state law. If you have recently moved to Nevada from another state or your living will was prepared prior to October 1, 2009, you should speak with our attorney about creating a living will specific to Nevada.
If you become incapacitated and are unable to make decisions regarding your own health, your living will tells medical professionals and your health care representative whether you wish to receive life-sustaining treatment if you are terminally ill, seriously injured or in a coma. It allows you, as the principal, to decide if you wish to continue receiving feeding tubes, ventilator breathing assistance and other medical treatments if you are in a coma or vegetative state.
Customizing Your Living Will
At the Law Offices of David A. Straus, we draft your living will in line with your religious and philosophical beliefs. Doctors and medical professionals prefer that you have a living will as well as a durable power of attorney, so that they know your wishes and who to turn to for answers to important medical questions. Preventing family members from having to make hard choices and avoiding conflicts with physicians and other medical staff helps to ensure that your wishes are respected and followed as directed and outlined with your lawyer.
We can document decisions that doctors should make in a variety of situations that force them to make life and death decisions regarding your health care, but it is not applicable to general health care treatments that do not involve life-sustaining procedures. For such instances, a durable power of attorney will take precedence.
Schedule A Free Initial Consultation With A Las Vegas Attorney To Discuss Your Living Will
It is important that you make these decisions before you become incapacitated, which could happen at any time. Please email or call us at 702-474-4500 to schedule a meeting with attorney David A. Straus.