A Living Will is often confused with a Will. A Will leaves your property to whomever you want when you die.
A Living Will says what happens while you are dying. A Living Will expresses your wishes when you have a terminal condition, or are in a end-stage condition, or a vegetative state.
A properly written Living Will states your wishes regarding respiration, water and food, intensive care, and whether you want medication to help with pain, even if the medication hastens your death. A Living Will can also say whether you want to be resuscitated should your heart stop.
A Living Will is a crucial document for those who want to alleviate suffering at the end of life. Whether to have one is a personal and sometimes, religious decision.
The Law Office of Debra G. Simms will assist you to understand the legal implications of this document. Contact the Law Office of Debra G. Simms for a consultation.