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After careful review of the COVID-19 environment, the law firm of Chayet & Danzo, LLC, will be conducting in-person appointments in our offices on a limited basis and with strict social distancing protocols.

During this time, our team will continue to diligently work remotely on all client matters and will maintain communication through email, telephone, and video conferencing. Our main office number, (303) 355-8500 will continue to be answered during our normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.

This decision to have limited appointments in-office while following strict social distancing protocols is in the best interest and health of our team, clients and community.

We will continue accepting new clients during this period as well as fully servicing our existing clients.

We wish you and your family continued health during these unique and challenging times.

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What a living will is and how a power of attorney relates to it

| Feb 4, 2016 | Uncategorized |

Many people know about wills, and their incredible importance to their estate plan. But you would be remiss if you thought that living wills were the same as a will. One of the differences is in the name: a will takes effect upon death, whereas a living will dictates certain things during a person’s life.

So what does a living will cover? The living will covers what medical course of action should be taken on behalf of testator. The living will only takes effect if the person is in a vegetative or unresponsive state and, as such, is unable to communicate to people what his or her preferences are for medical treatment.

Given the very intricate and delicate nature of living wills, it is imperative that the individual fully consider the ramifications of the living will. You need to consider all of the potential factors that could incapacitate you and you need to know what medical treatments are available (and what you are willing to accept if you are unable to communicate your desires).

Additionally, you should talk with a doctor and a lawyer to ensure that you know all of the facts before putting pen to paper on a living will.

Last but not least, remember that a power of attorney can also cover some of the things that a living will covers. Know your options and consider the pros and cons of each. Without a power of attorney or a living will, you could leave your family in a predicament where they have to decide your medical treatment — which can lead to in-fighting among family members.


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