What Are Living Wills In Estate Planning?

What Are Living Wills In Estate Planning?

This is consider the “pull the plug document”.  Despite the word “will” being here, this document comes into effect before death when a doctor declares there is “no hope” and that the injury or illness is terminal.  This document solely addresses what life-sustaining procedures are desired when this medical determination is made.  This document will often discuss organ donation if desired.

Example Of Living Wills In Regards To Estate Planning

My uncle was in such a horrible car accident that the doctor said he was brain dead and there was no hope of him recovering.  My dad was named in my uncle’s living will and had to make the hard decisions about life sustaining measures and when to pull the plug.

Kelley Scrocca, LLM
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