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Living Wills Solicitors Southampton
Take control of your future and ensure your wishes regarding medical treatment are carried out with a living will. Our team of dedicated living will solicitors in Southampton are here to help and guide you through the entire process.
What is a living will?
A living will, which is sometimes known as an ‘advance decision’ or ‘advance directive’, is a legal document that outlines your wishes for refusing medical treatment should you become terminally ill or lose the ability to make decisions for yourself.
In the document, you can outline situations where you do not want to receive a specified list of medical treatments and procedures. As refusing medical treatment can lead to your death, you need to think very carefully about what to include in your living will.
It is also worth noting that a Health and Care Decision LPA can cancel out a Living Will if not drafted correctly and vice versa, so it is very important to take professional advice from a solicitor to ensure that both documents will work in the way that you want them to.
If you have any questions regarding living wills, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced living wills solicitors in Southampton today on 023 8032 1000.
What can be included in a living will?
When you create a living will with our living will solicitors in Southampton, you are making an advanced decision on what medical treatment you receive in certain situations including:
- The use of a life support machine to help you breathe
- Artificial feeding
- Antibiotics or antiviral medication
Before making a living will, it’s advisable to seek professional medical advice from your doctor to help you fully understand what the consequences are of refusing certain medical treatments. It’s also important to give them a copy of your living will once it has been created so they can add it to your medical records.
Your dedicated living wills solicitors in Southampton
As refusing potentially life-sustaining medical treatment is such a serious decision, it is important the document detailing your wishes is drafted by a professional and experienced solicitor to ensure no mistakes are made. As dedicated living wills solicitors in Southampton, our team understand the intricacies of medical care so are able to give you professional guidance that is tailored to your specific circumstances to help you make informed, unpressured decisions.
With many years’ experience of drafting living wills for a variety of clients and a solid understanding of medical procedures and jargon, our solicitors can be trusted to deliver a legally binding document that clearly outlines your wishes for your future medical treatment so there is no confusion or mistakes. Once your living will has been made, we are here for you whenever you would like to review or change the details of your wishes.
Trethowans is among the South’s leading law firms and our team of specialist solicitors provide expert legal advice and guidance. If you’d like to learn more or are ready to make a living will, please contact our living wills solicitors in Southampton today on 023 8032 1000 to get started.