Can My Living Will Protect My Unborn Child?

Can My Living Will Protect My Unborn Child?

Dear Attorneys,

My husband and I drafted our estate plan right after we got married. We got the works, Wills, Living Wills, and Power of Attorney forms. In my Living Will, I made it very clear that I do not want to be on life support, or resuscitated if I would have no quality of life. However, we just found that we are expecting! It got me thinking, if something happens to me while I’m pregnant, will they at least keep me alive to help my unborn baby?

Very Truly Yours,

Expecting

 

Dear Expecting,

First of all, congratulations! That is great news. Having a full estate plan is great, you can never be too careful. Now that you’re expecting a new addition to the family, you may want to think about updating your Wills after the baby is born so that you can have the appropriate information in them to appoint a guardian as necessary if something should happen to the both of you at the same time. As for the Living Will, you can actually update it and add in a clause about keeping you alive until your fetus is safe to deliver, if that is what you would like.

Our firm tailors our Living Wills to include such a clause if our clients want it. We would be happy to help you, and it is a very quick process.

Looking to make your estate plan update easier, not harderChoose Wolf & Shore Law Group. Attorneys Kristen Wolf and Shari Shore are both tenacious enough to protect your best interest and compassionate enough to help get you through updating your current estate plan.

Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at info@wolfandshorelaw.com.

Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group

 

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