Living Wills

Protecting Your End-of-Life Medical Wishes

As adults, people expect to be able to take care of themselves. You are responsible for finding your own doctor, scheduling appointments and seeking treatment when you do not feel healthy. As you get older, you may need to rely on someone else for assistance. There may also come a time when you are unable to make these decisions on your own.

If you get to this point, it is important that someone else knows exactly what your wishes are. The Law Office of David Lacher has over 30 years of experience helping individuals throughout the New York metropolitan communicate their end-of-life decisions through living wills.

The Importance of a Well-Drafted Living Will

A living will is an expression of a person’s wishes regarding how she or he would like to be treated in the event of a terminal illness or incapacity. It allows individuals to define clearly what should happen with their medical treatment if they are unable to verbalize their wishes. Attorney David Lacher works with clients to address situations, including:

  • Use of a respirator or ventilator to prolong life
  • Use of “heroic measures” to restore heartbeat in an otherwise end-of-life situation
  • Use of breathing tubes and feeding tubes in end-of-life situations

Like other estate planning documents, it is important that living wills address each possible situation that could arise. We take painstaking care to ensure every detail clearly defines the client’s wishes.

Contact the Law Office of David Lacher

Working with an experienced lawyer can protect your family from unnecessary stress during an already difficult time. To schedule an appointment, contact the firm online or call 914.355.5900.

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