Extending Your Student Visa

A student visa that lets you study at the university of your choice is a terrific thing for you. But what happens if your studies take longer than you planned? On top of exams and term papers, you may have to worry about your student visa expiring. That’s where an immigration lawyer can be your best friend. Understanding how immigration laws work can be the first step to making sure that you keep your student visa in good standing. My blog is all about immigration issues, especially those faced by foreign students. Check out the articles for more information that you can use to complete your studies in the country you chose to study in.

Making A Living Will And Why You Might Want One

Law Blog

When you start discussing drafting a will, most people understand the need for one but when the subject of a living will comes up, many people don't know what it is or why they might want to have one. The term living will is confusing because it is not at all like the will that leaves the family home to the kids or money to the grandkids. In fact, a living will comes into play before you pass away.

What is a Living Will

The living will is a legal statement that defines medical care for you if you are in a situation that you can not give consent for yourself. If you are injured in an accident that causes a coma or undergo a medical event that renders you unable to make decisions on your own, the living will tells doctors what you would like for treatment or at what point to stop care. Often a living will is not made until someone has a health condition that makes them consider the possibility of passing but the reality is if you do not want to put the decision of when care should stop on a family member, drafting a living will is a good idea.

How To Draft A Living Will

There are a lot of ways to make a living will. The best option is to contact your attorney, or hire one if you don't have one already, and have them assist you in the formation of the living will. They can get everything onto paper and make sure it is legal and binding if it is ever needed. Be clear about what limits you want to set in the living will so that there are no questions or gray areas when it is time for it to come into play. The attorney will know what can or cannot be defined in the document so if you are unsure about something, be sure to ask. They will be able to tell you if it can be included or not.

Who Should Have A Living Will?

Many people like the idea of being in control of their own medical care even if they can not express what should be done. While not everyone wants to have a living will, for people who have no family to make decisions, what final say in their treatment, or know that they are terminally ill and do not want things prolonged, a living will is a good fit. A living will can paint a broad stroke and will not define all the possibilities of what could happen so you need to be sure about what you are putting into the document. Take the time to talk all the details out with your attorney before making a living will.

Contact a law office like Wright Law Offices, PLLC for more information and assistance. 


8 August 2017