A living will is an important estate planning document that records your long term, end of life and medical care choices. This document only comes into play when you have created it and when you are no longer able to communicate to your loved ones or your doctors about your own decisions. Sadly, far too many people overlook the potential implications of skipping out on a living will.
If you sustain a sudden accident or get diagnosed with an illness, or begin to experience problems with a degenerative disease, it may be impossible for you to speak up for yourself. This is why many people choose to work with an experienced estate planning attorney to create their living will while they are still sound of mind and healthy. There are many different factors that will influence what it costs to create a living will, and you should always work directly with a qualified estate planning lawyer to discuss your options and to decide what is most appropriate for your individual situation.
Some of the factors include your location, the professional experience of the lawyer and how many years they’ve spent in operation, and whether or not you are purchasing other services or estate planning strategies from them, and the overall complication of your living will.
Many estate planning attorneys sit down with you in an initial consultation to discuss your primary goals and questions. This will help you feel more confident about your next steps and to be prepared for the potential cost of living will. At our Pasadena law office, we work with you to understand all the core aspects of what you want to accomplish with your estate plan, using what we learn to help you connect the dots with a holistic strategy.