What is a living will?


A living will in Ohio does essentially one thing; it is a legal document in which you are stating that you do not wish to be placed on life support, or if you have already been placed on life support that you affirmatively wish to be removed from life support in the event that your medical provider has determined, to their expert opinion, that you have become permanently incapacitated. Meaning that you are unconscious and that to a degree of medical certainty, you are not going to be conscious again.

This living will power trumps, or overrides, an instruction or decision that has been made by your healthcare agent. It is therefore very important to fully understand what a living will does before you sign one. If you are not certain that this document will do what your wishes require then you should not sign one.

Sitting down and speaking with an experienced estate planning attorney will help you and your family make the right decisions for your future. Visit our website at https://parksandmeade.com

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