Advance Healthcare Directive aka Living Will

Step-by-step, state-specific estate planning documents

While they certainly sound similar, a Will and a Living Will are very different documents. A Will most of us understand: you leave your property and assets to your friends and family, to be distributed after you pass away. A Living Will, on the other hand, allows you to dictate your healthcare preferences, so that in the event you can’t answer questions later on, your physician will know what your wishes are. Our Living Will also includes a Healthcare Power of Attorney, allowing you to designate someone to make health care decisions for you, if you're unable to do so.

Typically, Living Wills cover what you’d like done in the event you’re incapacitated, such as by a coma, or if you’re in what doctors call a “persistent vegetative state.” Living Wills can also spell out your preferences in regards to organ donation or if you have religious beliefs that preclude you from being autopsied.

In other words, a Living Will spells out what kind of healthcare you’re comfortable receiving. In the event you’re unable to communicate this to your doctor, your Living Will can do it for you.

Since Living Wills are different in every state, we have 50 different documents, each tailored for the state you call home. Simply click a link below and answer our simple, step-by-step instructions to get started.