Law Office of John S. Palmer Attorney at Law

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Healthcare Directives

A Health Care Directive is an optional, but very popular, document, also known as a “Living Will,” directing that all medical treatment (and artificial nutrition and hydration as well, if so desired) be withdrawn under certain circumstances. Similar documents, such as the Physician’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, or “POLST” form, and the Five Wishes form, have been developed in recent years. These documents do not replace a Health Care Directive, but may provide supplemental instruction regarding life sustaining treatment. However, care needs to be taken to make sure these documents work together to create a clear set of instructions for others to follow.

At the Law Office of John S. Palmer, we will gladly review your existing estate plan free of charge, and let you know if any changes are needed. We can tailor any estate planning document to meet your needs, and draft an estate plan that is right for you.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (425) 455-5513, toll free at (877) 455-5513, or

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Law Office of John S. Palmer11911 NE 1st St, Ste. B204,Bellevue, WA 98005-3056