Living Will Declaration/ Advance Care Directive


Executing a Living Will, or Advance Care Directive is a very important part of an estate plan. This document states your wishes in the event that death is imminent. By executing this document, you can achieve the following:

  • Indicate Your Wishes to Not Use Life-Sustaining Treatment
  • Relieve Health Care Agent of the Need to Decide for You
  • Provide Safety Net if Health Care Agent Refuses to Act
  • May Be Effective in Jurisdictions Where Power of Attorney is not Recognized

It is important to use the statutory form for your Living Will, but beware the form contemplates keeping a feeding tube. Make sure you consult an attorney to have the form prepared for you.


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Should you have any questions about Power of Attorney for Health Care, Estate Planning or would like to schedule a free initial consultation, please contact Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC at (847)253-8800 or contact us online.

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