For many, how we die is at least as important as how we live. A living will is usually the document that will express and govern your wishes regarding life support and medical care in the event that you become completely incapacitated.
Contact an Orlando estate planning lawyer at Kramer Law at 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376) to assist you with preparing a living will, or in preparing any other estate planning documents that you may need.
Florida Living Wills – Understanding Advance Directives
- Do you want to be kept alive artificially?
- Do you want to remain on life support if you are in a vegetative state?
Depending on your beliefs, a living will is often the single most important estate planning tool. Often referred to as an advance directive, a living will allows you to dictate the terms of your end of life.
The living will essentially is a written expression of your wishes relating to the use of extraordinary measures to extend your life when there is no reasonable expectation that you will regain consciousness or recover.
A living will is governed by Florida Statutes and must be prepared and executed a very specific and particular way. Many companies selling generic or "boiler plate" living will forms are not offering documents specific to Florida; when the time comes these documents will likely fail the test. Make sure that you meet with a Florida attorney to prepare your living will.
Make sure that your instructions are clear and that your living will expresses your wishes.
Contact an estate planning attorney at Kramer Law in Orlando, Florida, to discuss your estate planning needs: 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376).