Living Wills

Estate planning is more than planning for what will happen with your assets and affairs after you die. Having an estate plan that can protect you and your affairs should you suffer an incapacitating illness or injury can also go a long way toward minimizing the confusion and disarray that might otherwise come from a sudden traumatic event.

At Sobi Law Group, P.L., our attorney works to provide comprehensive estate planning services to Florida residents to help make sure their future is not left up to chances. From our Davie office, we assist people by drafting living wills and durable powers of attorney. These estate planning instruments that can play a big role in your life if you ever need them.

Understanding Living Wills

One of the most difficult decisions that family members can be faced with is how to handle medical treatment of a loved one who is incapacitated when that person's wishes are not known. This can be prevented with the creation of a living will, also known as an advance health care directive.

A living will is not like a traditional will that distributes property after a person's death. Instead, it provides instructions for a person's care in the event they are unable to communicate their preference for care.

You Cannot Know When You May Need A Living Will

While a living will is often invoked by the circumstances of an elderly person near the end of their life, the instrument would also provide helpful instruction in the event of injuries suffered in a car accident or a stroke, which could occur to anyone.

The document describes the type of care an individual will receive, such as what kind of treatment to give or withhold. This can greatly relieve the stress experienced by family members struggling to deal with questions to which they may have no clear answers. A living will provides those answers.

Call Today To Begin The Estate Planning Process

People often delay and put off estate planning, believing it is only for the elderly. By working with a lawyer and creating a comprehensive estate plan today, you can ensure no matter the circumstances, your preference for medical treatment and your affairs will be known, eliminating a great deal of stress for your loved ones. Call 954-380-8778 or contact us online.