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Let's Talk About Death, Baby.

We’re guessing, but we would bet that the article linked below will feel relevant to a lot of you.

With that in mind, we’re starting a series to address concerns and questions about this emotionally-charged topic.

 In most states within the U.S., there is no “right to die.”  In the absence of a living will or other advance directive planning and documentation, even when the body is actively dying, protocol is to intervene - not always in keeping with what the patient actually wants.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting a series of podcasts and articles relating to the right to die and dying with dignity in the U.S.  Check back for more content.  In the meantime, click through to this New York Times article

As always, if you have questions about how proper estate planning can help you plan for a dignified death, contact our office for a consultation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/health/suicide-elderly.html