Living Will Lawyer Columbus, Ohio
A living will declaration can protect your dying wish to not be resuscitated in the event you are in a terminal state. We can help.
A Living Will Declaration is your declaration that, in the event that you are in a terminal condition or a permanently unconscious state, you do not wish to be kept alive by mechanical means or a respirator.
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The living will declarations drafted by Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio conform with the Catholic Church’s teaching that although one may not wish to be kept alive by mechanical means, one should still receive nutrition and hydration, whether orally or by intravenous fluids. Everyone should have a living will declaration and provide a copy of it to their primary healthcare provider. If two or more doctors have determined that you are in a terminal condition or permanently in a state of unconsciousness, your healthcare providers must call the people listed on your living will declaration to discuss their findings with those individuals.
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Why you need a living will lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.
Preparing a living will does not require an attorney, however you run the risk of making errors which could prevent your living will from being valid. A probate attorney that specializes in writing living will declarations will know exactly how to word your declaration. Your living will attorney will be able to communicate to you the priorities and topics of importance to your end of life care.
Pros and cons of utilizing a living will in Columbus, Ohio.
- Make life easier for your family by determining your plan for end of life care. This will alleviate the confusion and tension among your family members by removing their decision-making abilities.
- With a living will, you and members of your family never need to worry about who this process will fall upon as all of the major decisions will already have been made.
- Get the care you really want and rest easy knowing you will not have to suffer through any invasive or unnecessary treatments without your prior consent.
- A living will will not always cover every situation or scenario, such as if a new treatment is discovered after the fact that you’ve declared your living will that could potentially spare your life, you may not be able to receive the treatment because you’ve specified otherwise.
- Often, living wills are kept locked away and are discovered after you have become incapacitated negating its purpose.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a living will?
A living will is a document that declares your wishes in the event you are in a condition such that you are unable to declare them yourself. An excellent attorney can assist you in preparing a living will that reflects exactly what you wish to occur. Our law firm has assisted many people by preparing living wills. Please contact our office to discuss living wills further.
When does a living will go into effect?
A living will does not go into effect for minor surgery. It only goes into effect if you are in a permanently unconscious state or you are so ill that there is no chance you will survive. In other words one must be either brain dead or on one’s deathbed before a living will goes into effect. Our law firm has assisted mean people by preparing living wills. Please contact our office to discuss living wills further.
Why should I have a living will?
Living wills make it much easier on family members and medical professionals in the event the document comes into effect. No one will have to guess what your wishes would be, because they are already written out. An excellent attorney can assist you in preparing a living will so that your wishes are clearly and concisely stated. Please contact our office to discuss living wills further.
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