Living Wills & Advanced Health Care Directives
Atlanta Living Wills Attorneys
A living will, also known as an advanced health care directive, is a legal document used by an individual to let family and medical professionals know what his or her wishes are regarding life prolonging medical treatments. (A living will should not be confused with a living trust). Without a living will, family members are left to make these difficult decisions.
The serious illness or injury of a loved one can be an overwhelmingly emotional and stressful time for families. Leaving family members with no guidance as to your desires for life sustaining treatments can be burdensome and can cause strife among the remaining members of your family.
Health Care Directives in Georgia
Living wills can be tailored to address your specific desires. For example, a living will can specify that you would like to be taken off of life support in the event of a terminal illness, but if you are in a coma, you would like to be kept on life support for a specified period of time.
You should consult with an Atlanta livings wills lawyer in order to ensure that all of your desires are properly reflected in your living will. Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C., an Alpharetta law firm, can get this process started for you today. E-mail or call us to discuss your options.