A LIVING WILL IS A MORE COMPREHENSIVE WAY TO DOCUMENT YOUR DESIRES CONCERNING LIFE-SAVING MEDICAL TREATMENT
When I posted last week about the prehospital medical care directive, I should have re-emphasized that the far more common, and more comprehensive, way to make your desires known concerning life-saving medical treatment, i.e. what you do or don’t want in that department, is to execute a living will.
As with the prehospital medical care directive, the title living will is actually not a good description of the purpose of the document. For an explanation of why I say that, read my discussion of the subject in a recent issue of my Estate Planning Law Report.
It’s a subject I have addressed several times before. I’ll keep talking about it, because it’s a subject that is obviously very important, but frequently not fully understood.
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