A Living Will is a witnessed written declaration stating your wishes regarding the use of any life-prolonging medical treatment. It is also referred to as a Health Care Directive or Advance Directive. It is important to have a living will as it informs your health care providers and your family about your desires for life-prolonging medical treatment in the event you are not able to speak for yourself. It is an important legal document that can ease the decision making process for loved ones during what is sure to be a very stressful time.
Due to the uniqueness of each case, wills and trusts need to be tailored to meet specific needs and circumstances of each client and require the help of experienced estate planning attorneys to achieve desired results.