A living will is an important protective tool to help you specify your wishes about a number of things in advance. This document not only protects your desires in the event of incapacitation or death but it also protects your loved ones. During difficult times, it can be hard to make those deeply personal choices and a living will enables you to have your desires already heard.
The steps taken in drafting a living will are actually not as difficult as you may think. Hiring an attorney is a critical step in ensuring that your will is applicable in all situations. The laws on living wills can vary from state to state and your attorney can help you to draft a document that protects you in all situations. There are also a number of pre-made forms available for this, but you need to take care to ensure that they apply to all of your needs.
The steps you’ll usually take in creating a living will are: [Read more…]