Advance directives, also called Living Wills, are legal documents that allow you to clearly articulate your preferences regarding lifesaving medical interventions. Many people don’t include advance directives when planning their estate, but they are crucial documents that can save your family heartache during a medical crisis. Indeed, when one goes to the hospital, one of the first questions asked is whether you have a Living Will. No one wants to force their family to make a hasty decision under extreme duress. At Law Office of Roland P. Merkel, I have 3 decades of experience advising clients throughout Kentucky on the various contingencies they can address in an advance directive. I can help you to draft clear instructions so that a specific plan exists for your treatment if you lose the ability to communicate.
Through the years, there have been numerous stories in the media detailing protracted court battles among family members over the treatment of incapacitated relatives. I can formulate clear, unambiguous documents so there will be no room for misinterpretation or argument. This way, your family can avoid expensive litigation and move forward.
Law Office of Roland P. Merkel serves clients in Kentucky. Call me at 859-263-1123 or contact me online to schedule a free 20-minute initial consultation at my Lexington office.