What can a living will do for me?
A living will is a legal document that describes the type of medical treatment that you want, or don’t want, if you are terminally ill and unable to communicate your wishes. It is necessary to complete this document while you are still mentally alert and competent, in advance of the time that it will be needed. This is why this type of document is called an “advance directive.”
The best legal practice requires using the living will document in tandem with the durable power of attorney for health care document when putting together a complete estate plan.