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How To Talk With Family About Your Wishes In Case You Become Incapacitated And Can't Speak For Yourself

Do I Execute A Living Will And Other Advance Directives Before Or After The Discussion?

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There is no best way to do this.

If you think your family would try to persuade you not to execute the documents, perhaps it is better to execute the documents first, then have the discussion. If you expect a firestorm, it may even be better to execute the documents before even speaking with the person you would want to appoint.  If the person ultimately declines to serve, you can easily redo the documents.

                                                Written in cooperation with:
                                                Laura Mosiello, LCSW-R
                                                New York, New York

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