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Living Wills

Advances in medical care have given us an endless array of options when it comes to life-saving treatments in the face of grave illness. A living will, also known as an advance directive or end of life directive, is a legal document stating your desire for continuing or discontinuing treatment and care in the event you are deemed to be in a “persistent vegetative state” or “terminal condition”, including life support, resuscitation, organ donation and other critical decisions to be handled in the event you are unable to make your own decisions. If your wish is for life support to not be sustained indefinitely, then you must have a living will in place because, otherwise, Colorado law defaults to allowing life support to continue indefinitely.


Colorado Springs Living Wills LawyersIn many ways, a living will is a tremendous gift to those you love most. When a person has to make a life-or-death choice about your healthcare, the guilt and shame that accompany their choice – no matter the outcome – can leave a painful imprint for many years, sometimes forever. A living will allows you to maintain your dignity to direct your end of life care as well as to spare your loved ones the pain and grief of making those choices on your behalf.


Knowing how the law works when a living will is necessary is one thing, but to understand family dynamics, human emotion, and how to anticipate legal needs in times of great grief and stress, you need a trusted family attorney to help you evaluate your likely future needs and structure a living will according to your desires. As with all estate planning matters, there is a time when it is too late, so please do not wait. Call The Law Office of Kevin R Hancock today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have taken care of these important matters for yourself and your loved ones.


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