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Living Will

The ten most common mistakes in healthcare directives

Posted on: August 7th, 2015
According to a recent Wealth Management article, the 11 most common mistakes in healthcare directives are: 1. Treating directives as simply a form to complete, rather than an important family discussion....

Are you ready to let go?

Posted on: November 7th, 2013
A recent USA Today story discusses the case of Tim Bowers, an Indiana man who fell 16 feet from a deer tree stand and crushed his cervical back. ...

What happens when there is no living will?

Posted on: September 16th, 2013
Sometimes we are asked, "what happens if I do not have a living will but have a complex medical problem where I am unable to give my consent?" For decades, planning for serious illness and end of life involved two approaches. First, clients used "advanced directives", otherwise known as a living will, under which a person could direct treatment or lack of treatment in certain limited cases, usually limited to terminal illness and persistent vegetative state (PVS). Second, ...

Estate Planning for Young Professionals: 10 Things to Do Right Now

Posted on: December 11th, 2012
Along with typical future-looking actions like buying a house, contributing to a retirement account, and maybe buying a little life insurance, there are some relatively easy actions that can be taken to further solidify your loved ones’ well-being in the event tragedy strikes. Youth isn’t a reason to put off things like making a will or executing a power of attorney- rather it should be seen as an opportunity to do some simple planning before life gets more complicated. ...

Why Doctors Think Differently About Dying

Posted on: February 26th, 2012
A recent Wall Street Journal article reveals that doctors more often than others prepare living wills and that doctors more often than not avoid extraordinary life saving procedures and costs. Read the article by clicking THIS LINK....

Choices with living wills

Posted on: November 2nd, 2011
Recently some astute clients have asked me to consider more difficult questions relating to their choices in making a living will....
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