What is a Living Will?

· A Living Will, also called a Health Care Directive tells your family and your doctors your wishes regarding life support, resuscitation, and feeding should you be in a permanently unconscious condition.

Do I need a Living Will?

· We recommend that you have one if so long as you have no objection to a Living Will. Having a Living Will makes it so that your loved ones do not need to guess, or even worse fight over (recall the Terri Schiavo case in Florida a few years ago), what your wishes are if you cannot speak for yourself.

This information was prepared as a public service by Mullavey, Prout, Grenley & Foe LLP. It contains general information and is not intended to apply to any specific situation. The information is very broadly and simply stated. There are a number of exceptions and specific rules that apply to your particular situation and lead to a different result. If you need legal advice or have questions, you should consult a lawyer.