Everyone has heard of wills, and everyone knows the basics of what a will does. That is more or less common knowledge. The average person at least understands the most basic function of a will—to make your wishes known after you pass away. There are also living wills, however, and those may be a bit more mysterious and confusing to you. Though, as with everything else relating to elder care, we want to take the mysticism out of living wills and lessen confusion for you. Maybe you’ve always had questions on this (or any number of other things related to elder law or care, for that matter), and that’s good. You can find the answers to these questions on the site or by speaking with one of the knowledgeable staff members. For right now, though, the aim of this page is to help you better understand living wills and what you can expect a living will to be able to do for you. With that knowledge, you will be able to determine whether or not a living will is even necessary in your specific situation.
Some of the questions you might have regarding living wills might potentially include the following:
- What is the difference between a will and a living will?
- Do I need both?
- Am I able to leave property loved ones with a living will?
- Can I name an executor for my estate or a guardian for my children with a living will?
- What kind of information can I put in living will?
- Is a living will and healthcare power of attorney the same thing?
- How are living wills, healthcare power of attorneys, and advanced directives related?
- Do I need a lawyer to be able to create a living will?
At Scott Counsel, we know you have a lot on your plate, but we don’t want you to worry about any of it. You should know that when you come to us, our focus is on providing you with the vital information you need when you need it, so that your focus can be on providing the best possible care with the best possible outcome for your family and the elderly in your life.
When you choose us, you can rest assured that you will get the information you need in a way you can understand it. Our goal is to help you, not overwhelm you even more. You can also have the confidence that you have a team in your corner full of the best, hardest working people. At Scott Counsel, our mission is to not rest so you can. Let us take care of the big things, so you can focus on the more important things—being there for your family and loved ones, and, most importantly, supporting each other through one of the most difficult and most trying times a family can face together.
You have questions and you want answers. We understand that, and we would relish the honor of doing our best to help you find them.