The Living Will or Advance Medical Directives as its name implies, is to convey to those in charge of your medical care ahead of time your wishes, especially important at a time when you are unable to verbally tell them. Many countries have a standard form of advance medical directive. They are often in a prescribed format, sometimes not very desirable to make your wishes known.
Technically, a Living Will does not carry the same legal status as an Advance Directive or a Last Will and Testament, but it states your wishes about your medical treatment if you’re caught in a medical crisis and cannot make yourself understood. This unfortunate state may occur because of stroke, brain damage, unconscious condition, or where sedation or pain relief forces you into a coma.
An Advance Medical Directive can also cover related personal wishes such as religious requirements or organ donation.
Advance Medical Directives by adult patients of sound mind have been accepted by the courts in a number of countries. There has been growing judicial control of decision-making regarding treatment and withdrawal of treatment at a time when patients are without capacity. This issue has attracted much controversy but two considerations have emerged as being sound and should prevent abusive or negligent implementation of an Advance Medical Directive:
So how do you go about drawing up your will? Our answer is 3Cs.
At HERITANCE WILLS, we make the will writing process simple and easy for you. Our preliminary steps shall ensure that you are sufficiently guided as to how to start and complete your wills within a week from receipt of full information from you, as some of our clients have attested to in our TESTIMONIALS page. We discourage prolonging the process for longer than necessary as we do recognize that drawing up a will may be an emotional exercise for some, hence getting it done fast and getting it done right is our assurance to you