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Protect Your Loved Ones with a Living Will

Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to make important decisions about your medical care should you become unable to communicate your wishes. There are two types of advance directives: a living will and a durable power of attorney for healthcare. The former allows you to specify the medical procedures you would or would not like to receive in certain situations, while the latter appoints someone you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf.

Advance directives are important for anyone who wants to take control of what happens to them when they are unable to speak for themselves. They also provide peace of mind for family members who may be unsure of what to do in a medical crisis. Our team of attorneys can help you create an advance directive that reflects your wishes, whether you live in Dallas, Plano, or anywhere else in the greater Dallas area.

Call us at (972) 945-1610 to speak with a compassionate living will attorney near you.

The Importance of a Living Will

A living will is a document that outlines your wishes regarding medical care in certain situations. It can be useful in a variety of circumstances, including when you are terminally ill, in a coma, or otherwise unable to communicate your wishes. A living will can also help you avoid unwanted medical treatment and reduce the burden on your family members who may be unsure of what to do.

In a living will, you can specify the medical procedures you would or would not like to receive in certain situations. This includes situations such as when you are terminally ill, unconscious, or in a vegetative state. You can also state whether you would like to be taken off life support if it cannot be reversed. Additionally, you can choose to donate your organs or body to science. Your living will should be updated regularly to ensure that it reflects your current wishes.

The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare

A durable power of attorney for healthcare allows you to appoint someone you trust to make important medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to speak for yourself. It is especially important to have a durable power of attorney for healthcare if you have a serious medical condition, such as a terminal illness, or if you are elderly. If you do not have a durable power of attorney for healthcare, a judge may have to appoint a guardian to make medical decisions for you.

A durable power of attorney for healthcare allows you to choose the person you trust most to make important medical decisions on your behalf. This person is known as the agent. The agent can make medical decisions for you if you are unable to communicate your wishes, such as whether to take you off life support if it cannot be reversed or to donate your organs or body to science. The durable power of attorney for healthcare can also name a successor agent if the person you originally chose is unable to serve.

How to Create an Advance Directive

Creating an advance directive is a simple process you can complete with the help of an experienced attorney. Our team at Crain & Wooley can help you create a living will or a durable power of attorney for healthcare that accurately reflects your wishes. We can also help you update your advance directive as your situation or wishes change.

Call us at (972) 945-1610 to speak with a compassionate living will attorney near you.

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  • "Very Professional, Thorough and Good Communicators"
    Justin and his staff were very professional, thorough and good communicators. They prepared every doc they committed to, and in a timely manner. I like the lump sum fee arrangement. I would definitely recommend them.
    - Bart Hubbard
  • "We are so grateful we did this."

    We had been wanting to do and understand a trust for a long time. Once we received the meeting invite, the rest was easy. We learned about wills and trusts in an understandable way. Justin and his team are organized, thorough, friendly and helpful. They coordinated and explained each step of the process. We are so grateful we did this. The cost was invaluable. Thank you for everything. 

    - Shelly Torti
  • "Would Definitely Recommend Crain & Wooley"

    We attended a lunch seminar hosted by Shelly Joyner and her team to listen and learn more about our options with Trusts. Based on Shelly's presentation, examples, and knowledge of Trusts, we were sold on Crain & Wooley as the firm to prepare and manage our Trust.

    The Crain & Wooley process from start to finish was fast, efficient and very professional. Throughout the progression, both Shelly and Steve Crosby communicated, answered all our questions, and provided various trust documents through the portal for our review /comments.

    Would highly recommend the services of Crain & Wooley!!

    - Paul & Helen Cherry
  • "Made the Entire Process a Seamless Operation"

    Finding a law firm to assist me in creating a "Living Trust" was very confusing. After interviewing three law firms, I chose Crain & Wooley.

    They got back to me quickly after the initial consultation and made the entire process a seamless operation. 

    I highly recommend and will work with Shelly Joyner and Crain & Wiiley again in the future. 

    - Ricky Ellis
  • "I would return for other legal issues and would highly recommend this firm for legal advice."
    I am very pleased with the professional services of Crain and Wooley law firm with the trust documents formalized on my behalf.  The fees were fair and the result was done in a few weeks. Terms and legal explanations were understood. I would return for other legal issues and would highly recommend this firm for legal advice.
    - Alex Montanez
  • "I had a fantastic experience with your law firm and now I can relax!"
    I had a fantastic experience with your law firm and now I can relax because I have my affairs in order! It was a very easy process, very informative, easy to gather their information and get the awesome result of having all my documents into my trust. Very impressed with the professionalism of Shelly Joiner, Jessica and Steve. I highly recommend this law firm Crain & Wooley for all the estate planning needs. Thank you!
    - Wanda Echevarria
  • "Very Thorough In Explaining My Options"
    Shelly was very thorough in explaining my options in estate planning and reviewing the documents I did have. I appreciate the speed and ease in completing my documents and support in transitioning my home into our living trust.
    - David Smith
  • "We Felt Valued, Cared for and Appreciated"
    It was a pleasure working with Justin Crain, Shelly Joyner, Steve Crosby, and the entire staff at Crain and Wooley. From the moment we walked into their office, we felt valued, cared for and appreciated. Justin took the time to explain to us the benefits of creating a trust and patiently answered all of our questions. My wife and I particularly appreciated their educational emphasis. They provided us with videos and literature that deepened our understanding of the process and purpose of  creating a trust. We never felt any pressure during our meetings with them to purchase any legal products or services. They educated us, encouraged us to ask questions, and let us make our own decision. We did decide to create a living trust, and we are very pleased with the results.
    - William Benninghoff

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