Getting help in crafting a living will in San Diego

Planning to craft a living will in San Diego? First and foremost, let’s discuss what living will is. This is a document put in place to ensure that one’s medical wishes are recognized or honored as so desired. In other words, the document sets the specifics on how a particular person (the owner of the living will) wants to be cared for in an emergency or in case that person is no longer capable of performing daily routine due to incapacity.

Primarily, a living will document is created to specify the wishes of the owner on topics such as resuscitation, desired quality of treatment that person likes, as well as end of life treatments, including treatments that person does not want to undergo.

Creating a living will

While anyone can create their own through the help of available pre-formatted documents or software online, many prefer getting help in crafting a living will in San Diego, CA from a lawyer because the requirements for a living will vary from state to state. Having a legal professional / lawyer can be a great help to make the process less complicated.

What’s the difference between the living will and durable power of attorney?

A living will specifies a person’s desire on how he is to be treated medically – it does not appoint anyone to make a health care decision for that person. The durable power of attorney, on the other hand, allows somebody to make the health care decision for that person – his/her agent.

How living will works

Many states have available forms for advance directives, which allow residents to specify their desires in as much or as little details as they would like. To make a living will valid, it must meet a particular state’s requirements about notarization or witnesses. Be reminded however that a living will can be revoked at any time. A living will can take effect as soon as it is signed, or only during the time when it is determined that the owner of the living will can no longer communicate his or her wishes regarding the treatment.

Need help in crafting a living will in San Diego, CA? Contact the Law Offices of Ronald R. Webb today.

Call us at (858) 558-1191

Morehouse Dr. Suite 3700
San Diego, CA 92121

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