Living Wills – Advance Directives
Advance Medical Directives
Health Care Representative
Modern medicine and technology mean that doctors have the ability to keep your body alive for years in a vegetative state. If you have strong feelings about the type of medical care you would want withheld or provided if you became unable to express those preferences, then you need a living will. A living will is your legal declaration of whether or not you want to receive life-supporting treatments, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and artificial nutrition should you become incapacitated and unable to make your wishes known.
A living will takes the difficult burden of decision-making away from your loved ones. Without a living will, someone else will have to make decisions about life support systems. This can be a horrible predicament to put your loved ones in, especially when it is so easy to take this burden away with a living will. Like all other estate planning documents, a living will puts you in control of your future.
All of our Estate Plans include Advance Medical Directives.