A living will documents your instructions regarding how you wish to be cared for once you are unable to make your own medical decisions. It includes your wishes about life-sustaining medical treatments and describes to others—including your doctors, family, and court personnel—the extent and intensity of end-of-life medical care that you desire.
Preparing a living will takes a little time and more than a little thought. Rather than simply check-marking boxes on a form, allow time to discuss your wishes with your family physician and loved ones.
Resources and ToolsLegally Secure Your Financial Future. The series also includes information to help you organize important household papers and begin preparing your estate plan.