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DuPage County Living Wills Attorneys

Experienced Lawyers Assisting Clients with Estate Planning in Naperville, Wheaton, and Downers Grove

DuPage County Living Wills Attorneys

You are probably familiar with wills and how important they are in estate planning. Wills are commonly used to divide your estate among your loved ones or chosen charities, and to provide for the care of your children after your death. A living will, on the other hand, provides direction about how you wish to be treated while you are alive, in the event you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. At A. Traub & Associates, we believe that every person should be treated with dignity and in accordance his or her own desires. We will help you develop a living will to ensure you are cared for and that offers security and peace of mind to your family as well.

Drafting a Living Will in Illinois

A living will is one of a series of estate planning tools known as advance medical directives. These instruments allow you—as the name implies—to make decisions in advance about the medical care you should receive if you become unable to make such choices for yourself in the future. Other types of advance directives include do-not-resuscitate orders and mental health treatment declarations.

What makes a living will unique and so important is that it addresses your wishes regarding death-delaying procedures if you are diagnosed with a terminal condition and are not able to dictate your own care at the time. Death delaying procedures are treatments and systems that do not serve a healing purpose but are only used to keep a dying patient alive, including ventilator-assisted breathing, kidney dialysis, and blood transfusions. Our skilled and compassionate attorneys are prepared to discuss these sensitive concerns with you at length, and to help you develop a reasonable course of acceptable treatments.

Comprehensive Estate Planning Services in Downers Grove and Carol Stream

At A. Traub & Associates, we understand good estate planning addresses a wide range of issues. We can assist you in choosing the right tools to meet your needs, allowing them to work together whenever possible. Alongside your living will, you may also wish to appoint a power of attorney for health care.

This individual is responsible for making all of your medical and health-related decisions when you are no longer able, and should be made aware of the wishes you have included in your living will. By taking extra precautions, you can be doubly sure that your wishes are carried out if you ever become incapacitated.

Local, Experienced, and Hardworking Lawyers

If you have questions about living wills or any other estate planning tool, contact the Lombard office of A. Traub & Associates. Our skilled attorneys will meet with you, listen carefully to your needs, and keep you completely informed at every step in the estate planning process. Call 630-426-0196 to schedule an appointment today. We are proud to serve our friends and neighbors in DuPage County, Kane County, Will County and Cook County, and throughout the surrounding areas.

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