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Making a Living Will in Nevada

  • What is a Nevada Living Will?

    A Nevada Living Will is a legal document that sets forth your preferences in relation to medical care, such as your acceptance or refusal of specific medical treatments and procedures, in addition to the (optional) appointment of a chosen agent or healthcare decision maker.

    The person making a Living Will is called the "principal," while the individuals or entities gaining authority to carry out the principal's wishes are called "agents." Designed for residents of Nevada, this Living Will can be used in Lyon County, Clark County, Washoe County, and in every other county or municipality in the state. Each Nevada Living Will form from Rocket Lawyer can be edited for your unique circumstances. As a result of this essential document, your medical institutions will have a record of your decisions, and your representative will be able to provide verification that they have the authority to make choices for you when you are not able.

  • How do I write a Living Will in Nevada?

    It's simple and easy to set forth your medical wishes with a free Nevada Living Will template from Rocket Lawyer:

    1. Make the document - Answer a few basic questions, and we will do the rest
    2. Send and share - Review it with your healthcare agent or ask a legal question
    3. Sign and make it legal - Optional or not, notarization and witnesses are recommended

    This solution, in most cases, will be notably more affordable and convenient than finding and hiring a conventional law firm. If necessary, you may prepare this Living Will on behalf of your spouse, an elderly parent, or another family member, and then have them sign when ready. Please keep in mind that for a Living Will to be considered valid, the principal must be mentally competent when they sign. If the principal is already unable to make their own decisions, a court-appointed conservatorship generally will be required. When dealing with such a scenario, it would be important to speak to an attorney.

  • Why should I write a Living Will?

    If you are over 18 years old, you ought to have a Living Will. Even though it is unpleasant to acknowledge, there might come a day when you cannot make healthcare decisions on your own. Common circumstances in which it might be helpful to make or update your Living Will include:

    • You will be hospitalized for a medical procedure
    • You are getting older or dealing with ongoing health issues
    • You have been diagnosed with a terminal illness
    • You intend to move into an adult care facility

    Regardless of whether your Nevada Living Will has been prepared as part of a long-term plan or produced as a result of a recent change in your health, notarization and/or witnesses can help to protect your agent if a third party disputes their authority.

  • Should I hire an attorney to review my Living Will in Nevada?

    Making a Living Will is normally simple, but you or your agent might need legal advice. Having someone review the document may take longer than you'd expect on your own. Another approach worth consideration is to request help from the On Call network. Rocket Lawyer Premium members can request feedback from an attorney with relevant experience or get answers to other questions. As always, you can Live Confidently® knowing that Rocket Lawyer is here by your side.

  • What might it normally cost for an attorney to help me make a Living Will in Nevada?

    The fees associated with finding and hiring the average lawyer to produce a Living Will might range anywhere from $200 to $1,000, depending on where you are located. Rocket Lawyer is not your average Living Will template provider. With our service, anyone under a Rocket Lawyer Premium membership can take advantage of up to a 40% discount when hiring an attorney from our On Call network.

  • Will I need to take additional actions once I make my Nevada Living Will?

    Alongside each Nevada Living Will form, there's a list of proposed actions you can take to finalize the document. You may also interact with your document in one or all of the following ways: editing it, saving it in PDF format or as a Word document, printing it, or signing it. Finally, you should be sure to give a final copy of the fully signed document to your agent(s), care providers, and other impacted parties. If desired, you can file your document in the Nevada Lockbox, the state's registry for Living Wills.

  • Does a Living Will need to be notarized or witnessed in Nevada?

    The specifications and restrictions are different by state; however, in Nevada, your Living Will needs two witnesses. The witnesses cannot be your healthcare providers or their employees, nor should they be the owners, operators, or employees of any healthcare facility that is providing you care. At least one witness should not be anyone legally related to you (such as a spouse, adopted child, or family member) or any other heir/beneficiary. As a general rule, your witnesses will need to be over 18 years old, and no witness should simultaneously be named as your agent. If your agent will be able to direct your burial or cremation, then you also need a notary.

    Nevada Living Will Laws: NRS 449A.439

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