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Why you should have a living will

At first, the term “living will” might sound like an oxymoron. If a will is a document intended for after you die, then what in the world is a living will?

As it turns out, a living will is an important document in its own right that can be absolutely crucial to have.

What is a living will?

A living will is your written statement of your desires regarding your medical treatment in the event that you are no longer able to communicate your wishes and intent. A living will takes effect when you are in a permanent vegetative state or terminally ill. Every adult should have one – just in case…

What do living wills address?

There are many treatment issues a living will covers, including:

  • Resuscitation
  • Tube feeding
  • Life support
  • Organ donation

A living will gives you the power to accept or reject medical treatment to whatever degree you specify.

How can I get a living will?

We here at The Hughes Law Firm have extensive experience in drafting living wills. You can contact us to help you make a living will that reflects your desires.