Baby boomers believe they are too healthy for living wills

Posted on December 8th, 2011 No Comments

Living wills are documents that are prearranged by an individual with instructions on what to do in the case of a severe accident or illness.

The baby boomer generation believe that they are too healthy and young to have living wills. An Associated Press study found that nearly 64 percent of baby boomers born between the years 1946 and 1964 say that they do not have an official living will document.

The thought of death doesn’t seem to cross the minds of these individuals who feel like they extremely active and healthy for their age. According to the study, they don’t feel like it will be necessary to have a living will until they are well into their 70s.

Although these people may lead healthy lifestyles, it is still a good idea to possess a living will with requests written out. A living will can be tailored to the individual’s specific requests in different situations regarding life and death.

If you would like more information on living wills, please contact the Houston living will lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865 today.

Understanding Living Wills

Posted on July 6th, 2011 No Comments

In recent years, living wills have become quite popular, yet many people are unsure of exactly how they work.

A living will is a legal document that an individual uses to outline their wishes regarding life-prolonging medical treatments. Living wills are also known as health care directives, physician directives, or advance directives. It is important to note that a living will is different from a living trust, which is a means of holding and distributing an individual’s assets to avoid probate.

The requirements for a living will vary by state. Generally, the declarant would indicate which life-prolonging treatments they do or do not want applied in the event they suffer from a terminal illness or enter a permanent vegetative state. A living will does not become effective unless the declarant becomes incapacitated.

If you are interested in learning more about a living will, please contact the Houston Living Will Lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., by calling 281-362-2865.

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