The Importance Of Having A Comprehensive Living Will

Anyone can get into an accident or experience a sudden illness that renders them unable to make important life-or-death medical decisions. A living will is a way to leave instructions for your loved ones and medical providers if you become incapacitated and cannot communicate them yourself.

At The Day Law Office, our Spring Hill attorneys assist clients throughout Hernando County with establishing living wills as part of our comprehensive estate planning services. As a husband-and-wife team, we understand the importance of family. A living will not only ensures that your doctors honor your wishes but also protects your loved ones from making tough decisions on their own.

Ensuring That Your Doctors Honor Your Wishes

Similar to a health care directive, a living will in Florida is a document that gives specific instructions about your medical care decisions and is used when you cannot make decisions on your own.

A living will may include instructions regarding:

  • Feeding tubes
  • Antibiotics
  • Ventilators
  • Comfort or palliative care
  • Organ donations
  • Dialysis
  • Resuscitation

You can also set a time frame for ending life support or how long you want certain life-supporting measures to last. These are difficult decisions that require a lot of thought and consideration. We will help you consider your options and walk you through the process step by step.

A living will differs from a last will and testament in that it takes effect immediately and only directs health care decisions. However, a living will is still an essential element of your estate plan that everyone should have.

Let’s Work Together On Creating A Plan For Your Family And Health Care Providers

Working with an experienced lawyer on drafting your living will can make a huge difference in the clarity of your instructions. We understand how overwhelming these discussions and decisions can be. We will work with you through every step of the process.

To discuss your living will and estate plan in a free initial consultation, call us at 352-200-2382 or complete our online contact form. From our office in Spring Hill, we can assist clients in Citrus, Pasco and Hernando counties.