Leonard F. Berg, Attorney at Law
Call Today To Schedule A Consultation
888-353-6236 Toll Free
618-216-6681 Local

Controlling your future health care starts today

You understand that estate planning gives you the opportunity to put plans in place that will benefit you well into the future. When you think of an estate plan, you may think of a will or perhaps a trust – tools you can use to transfer assets and protect your beneficiaries. You may not know you can also address certain aspects of your health care in your estate plan as well.

There are certain documents you can draft that will allow you to outline the types of care you may want in the future in case you are unable to speak for yourself. Through a power of attorney and a living will, you can make your wishes known. Not only does this give you control over what happens to your body, it can spare your Illinois family and other loved ones from having to make complex decisions on your behalf.

Additional tools for a strong estate plan

Through a living will and a health care power of attorney, you can adequately address the potential health care and medical interventions you may need in case of incapacitation in the future. These are not easy issues to think about, and it may be smart to seek the guidance of a medical professional when drafting these important documents as well. These two estate planning tools can accomplish the following for you:

  • Living will – This document allows you to outline the type of care you would want or what you do not want in case you are unable to express your wishes. The terms of these documents can be general, or you can be very specific.
  • Health care power of attorney – With this document, you will name a person to act on your behalf to make decisions on issues not specifically outlined in your living will.

These two tools work well together, and they allow you to have confidence in case you experience a serious medical condition or debilitating illness at any point.

A strong, up-to-date estate plan

If all you have in place is a will, that document alone may not be enough. You may benefit from the protections provided in a living will or health care power of attorney, as well as other estate planning tools. A complete assessment of your current estate plan can help you understand what else you may need for peace of mind regarding your care in the future.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Schedule A Consultation

Contact Our Skilled Attorneys Today Contact us online, or call 618-216-6681 or toll free at 888-353-6236 to arrange a consultation with our experienced East Alton estate planning lawyer today. We serve clients across the Metro East and the Illinois River Bend.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

625 S. Bellwood Dr.
East Alton, IL 62024-2105

Toll Free: 888-353-6236
Phone: 618-216-6681
Fax: 618-258-7301
East Alton Law Office Map

Leonard F. Berg, Attorney at Law