Mar 31, 2016 - 11:26 AM
A Living Will is a document that states to what extent a person wants artificial life support, food through a tube etc, once two MDs have diagnosed their condition as one that actually triggers the provisions of the Living Will, usually terminal illness or permanent unconsciousness. It saves the family from having to guess and it allows the patient the option to die naturally rather than hooked up to machines. It is a gift one makes to his or her family.
Hope this helps.
William G. Nolan
Apr 01, 2016 - 10:13 AM
After death a Will takes over and an Executor becomes the "agent" for the deceased individual. It is therefore important to not only have a Durable Power of Attorney and a Living Will, but also a Last Will and Testament.