I know that most people don’t like to think about irreversible comas, terminal illness, ending up in a persistent vegetative state or any other debilitating diseases. Perhaps far worse than the idea of these horrible events, is the idea of putting our family members and loved ones through the tough decision of how to care for us, when we can no longer care for ourselves. However, should these fears become reality, one can be prepared.
A Living Will is a legal instrument that expresses your wishes with regards to your health care should you become debilitated and not be able to speak for yourself. The LawGuru Legal Articles Library has a compelling article on Living Wills entitled, “It’ll Never Happen to Me: Why Every Person Should have a Living Will.” You can check it out by clicking here.