An advanced health care directive or a living will, is a document expressing a person’s wishes regarding health care options when he or she is unable to make those decisions for him or herself.

These documents are especially helpful clarifying decisions about artificial life support and supplemental nutrition in advance. It makes your wishes known and also removes the burden of your loved ones having to make these extremely difficult and deeply personal choices for you.

Any person who is 18 years or older can make a living will statement and have it signed by two witnesses when it is written. This is a very crucial document in the event you are unable to communicate your wishes and should be prepared ahead of any serious illness or operation when at all possible.

Living wills or advanced directives may be revoked either in writing or orally when desired. It is helpful to have a compassionate Troy, Missouri estate planning attorney by your side to make sure you effectively communicate your wishes as you want them to be carried out.

At the law office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC, we can help you plan for your future care and take the burden of those decisions off of your loved ones shoulders. If you need an advanced health care directive or living will, contact us today for a consultation.

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