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What is a Massachusetts Living Will?
The person making a Living Will is called the "principal," while the people or organizations receiving permission to carry out the principal's wishes are called "agents." Each Massachusetts Living Will form from Rocket Lawyer can be edited for your particular situation. This document will provide a record of your preferences to your agent(s), and it will certify that they have been given the authority to make choices for you. Under Massachusetts law, doctors are not legally required to follow your written preferences for treatment, however they must regard your agent's decisions as your own, so documenting your choices in a Living Will is still important.
When to use a Massachusetts Living Will:
- Protecting your family comes first, and you want to give them the information necessary to make the right end-of-life decisions for you.
- You want to create a full estate plan including information on healthcare.