Living Will

The attorneys at ElderLawLexington McClelland & Associates, PLLC, can assist you in the creation of a Living Will.The elder law attorneys at ElderLawLexington | McClelland & Associates, PLLC can assist you in the creation of a Living Will. A Living Will is a document which expresses a person’s desire that life prolonging medical procedures be or not be used in certain circumstances. A Living Will is not a part of a Will. It is a separate document that lets family members know what end of life level of care you do or do not want to receive should you become unable to make rational decisions due to incapacity. In addition to a Living Will, you can also establish a health care power of attorney.

The attorneys at ElderLawLexington have years of experience assisting residents in Lexington and throughout Kentucky in creating Living Wills. A Living Will is a legal document through which any individual can state his or her wishes in regard to medical treatments that can prolong life. Living Wills are often referred to as advanced directives or health care directives and they can provide guidance to family members and health care professionals in the event you are unable to express your wishes during a medical event. A Living Will allows you to let your loved ones know what type of life-prolonging treatments you do or do not wish to receive. A Living Will is an important part of the estate administration process and should be created with the assistance of a qualified attorney. Robert McClelland and Mark Maddox are here to help you through that process and they have the knowledge and experience to answer any legal questions that you may have. Establishing a Living Will gives clients the certainty of knowing that their preferences and wishes will be respected should something happen to them.

A Living Will is ever more important in this day of advanced medical technology. A typical Living Will states whether your life is to be sustained solely by artificial means, or if it is your desire that these means be terminated where there is very little chance of recovery. You must make this declaration while you are still competent.  Although planning for a future that may include the inability to make decisions can be difficult and emotional, the attorneys at ElderLawLexington can guide you through every step of the process. ElderLawLexington will strive to prepare that your wishes are carried out in the manner that you have directed.

Circumstances that involve Living Wills are as follow:

  • Determining irreversibility
  • Not to resuscitate orders
  • Ordinary and extraordinary care
  • Permanent disability
  • Refusing treatments
  • Terminal illness
  • Types of treatment

ElderLawLexington - McClelland & Associates will tailor your Living Will to reflect your needs and desires regarding your medical treatment in case of severe illness. Making decisions about the end of life can be very difficult, but it is an important part of the wills and trusts process. We can help you explore your options and determine if your wishes have been recorded in a legally recognized manner. We provide thoughtful and caring advice to our clients.

If you want to schedule a consultation to discuss a Living Will, contact us at ElderLawLexington - McClelland & Associates, PLLC, at (859) 543-0061. We’ll be glad to discuss your options.