Final Wishes Lawyer in Washington, D.C.
Final Wishes Assistance in Maryland & the District of Columbia
It can be difficult to talk to your loved ones and family members about death and end-of-life issues. Although your loved ones may have some idea of how you want your physical body handled after you die, they may not have the legal authority to carry out your wishes, and they may have questions. Attorney Michelle Lanchester can help you draft a personalized final wishes instruction, in compliance with Maryland and District of Columbia estate law, to help your loved ones understand and carry out your last wishes and funeral. Fortunately, these final wishes can clarify your family’s questions and relieve stress in their time of grief.
What Does a Final Wishes Instruction Do?
An important component of your estate plan, a final wishes instruction provides your family with critical information in the event you become incapacitated or die. The document will be fashioned in accordance with Maryland and District of Columbia law and give your loved ones the legal authority to carry out your wishes. It also serves as a guide to help your loved ones understand your wishes concerning what happens to your body.
A final wishes instruction can describe the funeral or memorial service or burial or cremation arrangements you want to be made. More importantly, it contains the name of the person you appoint to be in charge of what happens to your body. In the event of conflict or confusion between loved ones, the final wishes instruction provides essential information to hospitals, funeral parlors, and cremation companies regarding the name of the person who is in charge of your body and who makes the final decisions regarding the arrangements for your body.
Attorney Lanchester can help you create an organized final wishes instructions that will help ensure your loved ones will be able to plan your funeral or memorial service according to your wishes.
Leave your legacy of love by helping your loved ones in their time of grief. Contact Attorney Michelle Lanchester today. She will get to know you, your loved ones, and your family and answer any of your questions. You have worked hard for your life — take charge now before it is too late.