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What Is a Living Will

A living will is a document that you use to state your preferences regarding the use of life-sustaining measures. Learn more about living will in Maryland in this presentation.

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What Is a Living Will

  1. 1. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF WHAT IS A LIVING WILL?
  2. 2. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF 360 Degree Planning Estate planning is often looked upon as a monetary matter.
  3. 3. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF Without question, you do have to facilitate effective asset transfers.
  4. 4. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF At the same time, you would do well to adopt a 360 degree perspective.
  5. 5. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF END-OF-LIFE MATTERS When you are putting your estate plan together, you should also consider end-of- life matters.
  6. 6. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF Toward the end of your life, you may not be able to communicate your decisions.
  7. 7. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF ADVANCE DIRECTIVES FOR HEALTH CARE
  8. 8. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF To prepare for latter life incapacity, you could execute advance directives for health care.
  9. 9. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF One advance directive that everyone should have is a living will.
  10. 10. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF UTILIZATION OF LIFE SUSTAINING MEASURES
  11. 11. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF A living will is a document that you use to state your preferences regarding the use of life-sustaining measures.
  12. 12. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF This is a very personal decision, and you should certainly make your wishes known when you are planning your estate.
  13. 13. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF CONSEQUENCES OF INACTION
  14. 14. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF If you do not execute a living will, and you become unable to communicate while in a terminal condition, your family members could be placed in a very difficult position.
  15. 15. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF Plus, in the end, your own true wishes may not be carried out.
  16. 16. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF HEALTH CARE DECISION MAKER There is another advance directive for health care that should be executed called a durable power of attorney or health care proxy.
  17. 17. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF With this document, you empower someone of your choosing to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event of your incapacitation.
  18. 18. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF SCHEDULE A NO OBLIGATION INCAPACITY PLANNING CONSULTATION
  19. 19. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF Action is required if you are not prepared from an estate planning perspective.
  20. 20. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF Everyone should have an incapacity component embedded within a broader estate plan.
  21. 21. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF If you are ready to get started, contact us to set up a consultation.
  22. 22. ANNAPOLIS • MILLERSVILLE • BOWIE • WALDORF Or visit our website www.sinclairprosserlaw.com Nicole Livingston Jon J. Gasior Colleen SinclairProsser Victor A. Lembo

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