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What is a living will?

Have you ever heard that you need a living will? In previous blogs and videos, we have mentioned this institution. But do you know exactly what it is? Keep reading, in today's blog, I will be explaining what it is.

The living will is nothing more than a directive to the hospital and the doctors, to make certain decisions in the event that the person who grants it, cannot make these decisions. This living will is not valid after the death of the person who granted it, and will only contain clauses referring to medical treatment.

There is a noticeably big difference between a living will and a regular will: the former will not be valid after the death of the person granting it, while a will only become valid once the person granting it dies.

Like the will, a living will can be revoked and / or modified at any time. Also in this document, a family member or person may be appointed to make medical decisions for the person who grants it. This is different from a power of attorney, since only one person is being appointed to make decisions in the field of health, not on personal property.

Like a power of attorney, it requires that the person granting it do so in front of two witnesses, and that their signature be authenticated by a notary.

The living will is an extremely important document if you wish to assert your rights regarding your wishes to receive treatment. If you need help with drafting and awarding one, do not hesitate to give us a call. In Y. Morejon Attorney, P.A. we can help you. Count on our professionals to put your affairs in order. In Y. Morejon Attorney, P.A. your problem is our problem.

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