In today’s world, you never know what the impact of a situation may be on you. It may be the weather, another driver crossing over the median and hitting you, a workplace accident, a complication from a surgery, the list goes on and on. If you are badly injured by any of these things or something else, having an Arizona living will is important because it has your wishes regarding life prolonging medical treatments. It will only go into effect however if you are incapacitated or have a terminal illness.
A living will is important because it can provide direction in a difficult time on what to do with procedures that may need to prolong your life. Some things to remember when you are creating a living will that some people tend to forget are:
- Update it when you change states
- Update a living will that was made years ago
- Not telling your spouse or whomever your obvious choice would be that you chose someone else
- Make sure you tell the person you named to act on your behalf that you named them
- Don’t get to specific with preferences, it will risk the chance of leaving something out
- Store the document in a safe place where your relatives will find it
- Make sure you get a healthcare power of attorney as well
A living will isn’t just for the elderly. A living will is for all people who are 18 yeas or older. It is important to consider creating one so that your family members know your wishes if the times comes where you are unable to communicate.
It is a general directive for resurrection and life support machines. You can not plan ahead for every situation unfortunately and if your wishes are on paper for your loved ones to look at, it will not be as difficult for them to contemplate whether or not you should be resurrected or taken off of life support.
If you are interested in pursuing creating a living will, Scott Schoeller at Family First Estate and Corporate Services can help you prepare your Arizona living will. Scott can help answer any questions you may have as well. With his experience and expertise, you are sure to have a sometimes-difficult task be painless. So be sure to consider the benefits of having a living will and contact Scott today.