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What Is A Living Will?

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A Living Will, sometimes referred to as an "advanced medical directive" is a document which lets you decide whether or not to be kept on artificial life support. The document appoints someone as your health care power of attorney to make important health care decisions on your behalf, based on your prior direction, when you are no longer able to do so.

As competent adults, we have the right to make decisions in advance as to whether or not we would like to decline life support when it is clear that death is imminent or a vegetative or coma condition becomes permanent. Such decisions are important because of the advances in medicine, a hospital can often keep an individual's body alive for years, even if the brain is no longer functioning, and even if the person is in constant pain.

Having a Living Will created will provide you with the security of knowing that your personal wishes regarding life support and advance medical treatment will be followed.

Your Living Will may request that every effort be made to preserve your life, or you may choose to be given only treatment that will keep you comfortable in your last days. According to some surveys, one-third of Americans say they've had to make decisions about end-of-life care for a loved one. This can be a very difficult and highly emotional decision to make, especially at the time of the loved one's passing.

Having your Living Will prepared by an experience living will attorney and executed according to state guidelines is essential. I suggest to seek out online legal services that offer convenient access, affordable prices, and professional legal experience (REAL ATTORNEYS).

 

Kevin Pratt is Attorney in Law in Georgia and focuses his practice in business law, corporations and limited liability companies, real estate transactions, tax deferred like-kind property exchanges, secured lending, and real estate litigation. Kevin Pratt has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs in the creation of business entities such as Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, or Partnerships to facilitate their particular needs regarding, taxation, financing and limited personal liability. For more information please visit www.LegalCreation.com

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