What Is A Living Will?

Have you been to the hospital or to a new doctor recently? If so, one of the questions you were probably asked was, "Do you have a living will?"

A living will is a document that expresses your desire to be allowed to pass away peacefully in the event of a catastrophic and life-ending accident or illness. The living will states that you do not want any extraordinary means used to sustain your life by artificial machines for a prolonged period when turning off those machines would allow you to pass away at peace.

Living wills are not just for older people. A living will is a document that you should have if you have strong feelings about artificial life support and whether you want your life artificially prolonged.

Please contact us for more information if you have questions about living wills.