This article explains what a living will is and when and why you should have one. Private Wealth Services Partner Meredeth Beers said a living will makes a difficult time easier for loved ones faced with decisions. It is important to have a living will and to know the information and forms vary depending on the requirements per state.
“They can get into specifics with checklists and lists of illness while others are very vague,” Ms. Beers said. “Doctors in states where living wills are legal documents want them to be specific as possible. “ Both are valuable, Beers said. “But legally, if you sit someone down with a list of horrible things, it can be a very hard process for people to handle,” Beers said. “Often the more general the living will, the easier it is for someone to swallow.”
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