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How Do You Write a Living Will Without a Lawyer’s Assistance?

Posted on: April 12th, 2021 by Chad Hill

Writing a Living Will Without a Lawyer’s Assistance? A living will is a legal document, but it doesn’t require a lawyer to create one. If you do have a lawyer, he or she can create one for you. Keep reading to find out how to create a living will without a lawyer. Get the Proper…

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Is the Authority to Make Medical Decision Part of a Power of Attorney?

Posted on: March 29th, 2021 by Chad Hill

As you plan for your future, you may wonder about all the references to your power of attorney. How much power exactly will your power of attorney have? Specifically, will your power attorney be able to make medical decisions for you? We’ll try to answer this question for you by explaining the different types of…

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Can a Doctor Override your Advance Directive?

Posted on: March 16th, 2021 by Chad Hill

Let’s say that you create an advance directive which includes a Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) order. Then, when you are in surgery and your heart stops beating, the doctor does not honor the DNR order. Instead, he resuscitates you. Does that happen? Yes, it does, even though it shouldn’t. Health Care Facilities That Do Not Honor DNRs…

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What Happens When You Don’t Have an Advance Directive?

Posted on: March 3rd, 2021 by Chad Hill

Having an advance directive is not a required action. Many people become incompetent to make their own health care decisions, and they have no plan in place for a doctor to follow. What happens then? The steps that are taken actually depend on the state, but most states have a similar response to this situation.…

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The Difference Between an Advance Directive and a Living Will?

Posted on: February 4th, 2021 by Chad Hill

When people are beginning their end-of-life planning, they often become confused by the different terms. One question we hear quite often is, “What is the difference between a living will and an advance directive?” The two terms mean similar things, so it is understandable that they sometimes get used wrongly. To clear up the confusion,…

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Do you need an attorney to write an advance directive?

Posted on: January 27th, 2021 by Chad Hill

Advance directives are legal, written documents that state your health care wishes for the end of your life when you are no longer able to make those decisions on your own. Each state has a different form for advance directives and different requirements. However, these forms do not need to be prepared by an attorney.…

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3 Types of Advance Directives

Posted on: January 19th, 2021 by Chad Hill

Understanding the different types of advance directives can be confusing. There are different types and formats. You’re not always sure which one is best for you.  My Living Wishes will guide you and your loved ones through the various options and help you fill out your advance directive with confidence. Keep reading to learn more…

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Why Do You Need a Living Will

Posted on: January 21st, 2020 by Chad Hill

We often get asked, “why do you need a living will or advanced directives”. And, generally speaking, while a living will is there to make sure your wishes are known when you can no longer advocate for yourself, you also need a living will to help your family make the right choices and honor your…

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Opening the Lines of Communication

Posted on: December 21st, 2016 by Chad Hill

When you are creating your living will and advance directives, it is important to have open and honest communication with your family and, especially, your healthcare agent. Remember, your healthcare agent is the person you are trusting to see that your specific end-of-life medical care and support are respected and carried out. But, having those…

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