Living Wills in Finger Lakes & Central New York

Serious illnesses and injuries can strike without any warning, and leave us unable to communicate our wishes about medical treatment. In the event of such an occurrence, a living will is a way to make your voice heard, and to minimize the difficult decisions that family and loved ones may be facing.

Living Wills in Finger Lakes & Central New York

A living will is a legal document that sets out your wishes about general medical care, as well as end-of-life medical care, in the event that you are unable to communicate these wishes due to illness or injury. It is different from a standard will in that you are setting out instructions only for medical care, not making any determination as to who gets what in the event of your death.

Benefits of Having a Living Will in Finger Lakes & Central New York

A living will gives you the power to direct many aspects of your medical and/or end of life care. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • What procedures you do not wish to be performed (such as resuscitation, being put on a ventilator, or certain medical procedures that may run contrary to your religious or personal beliefs)
  • What procedures you do allow medical personnel to perform
  • Who is empowered to make medical decisions on your behalf

Living Wills Attorney in Finger Lakes & Central New York

Caring for a loved one during a time of crisis can be incredibly challenging. Make sure your loved ones can rely on your living will to guide them in the decision making process, and that your medical wishes will be upheld by your treatment providers. Jill Terry will help you with the process of making sure that your wishes are known. Call Jill today at 315-664-4458 to schedule a consultation.


Serving the Finger Lakes and Central New York Regions, including Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne, and Cortland counties.

We Can Help

Contact Us Today!

315-834-9239 (fax)

Hours Of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Evening appointments available upon prior agreement.