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Living Wills

Making difficult medical decisions for someone you care deeply about can be an extremely trying affair, especially if this involves end of life treatment. A living will allows those close to you to make confident decisions on your behalf.

What is a living will?

A living will, also known as an advanced health care directive, is a set of written instructions that an individual gives to specify what actions should be taken in regards to their health if they are no longer able to make decisions as the result of illness or incapacity. Living wills can be very specific, and contain directions for a variety of things, such as

  • Feeding
  • Pain relief
  • Antibiotics
  • Hydration

There are many other medical and health related questions that might be included in an advanced health care directive, which is why you should consult a Maryland estate planning lawyer to further advise and assist you.

Maryland estate planning lawyers

For over twenty years, Maryland residents have trusted the estate planning lawyers at Chapman & Bowling to ensure that the right messages get to the right people so that major health decisions aren’t left to the spur of the moment.

Contact Chapman & Bowling

If you, a close friend, a relative, or someone you love is considering creating a living will, please contact the trusted Maryland estate planning lawyers of Chapman & Bowling. We represent clients throughout Maryland with offices in La Plata, Waldorf and Lexington Park and other locations available by appointment.