How Important Is It to Have an Advanced Health Care Directive and An Estate Plan?

The life of someone who is diagnosed with a terminal illness such as cancer can be significantly disrupted upon learning of their condition. The life of someone in this situation can be turned inside out completely. A healthcare directive can be critical. Jobs can be jeopardized, priorities shift immediately and savings can be depleted. Financial… Read More »

When advance directives are ignored

We are often urged to set up advance directives to make sure we aren’t being kept alive by extraordinary means if we don’t want that. But it turns out that advance directives are often ignored. A story in the New York Times cited a study that said having an advance directive had little effect on… Read More »