A Living Will is an estate planning tool which includes your healthcare advanced directive, detailing your wishes regarding medical decisions which should be followed in the event you are not be able to make them yourself.
Having a Florida Living Will can make it clear to doctors, family members, and healthcare providers what your wishes and decisions regarding medical treatment in the event you are unable to make such decision due to mental or physical limitations. A Florida Living Will may only be carried out when it has been determined and legally documented that you are mentally and physically incapacitated.
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A Florida Living Will may also identify under which circumstances medical treatment should be suspended due to further treatment only prolonging an inevitable and impending death.
The three circumstances which a doctor may suspend medical treatment are:
If you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding a living will and other estate law issues, we urge you to seek the legal advice of experienced legal counsel.