NC: Living Will
A declaration of desire for a natural death or living will makes clear that a person does not want extraordinary measures taken to prolong their life if death becomes imminent. While it is an optional document in an estate plan, many people include this document since it allows one to make their desires clear and takes the often difficult decision to prolong life off the shoulders of loved ones. In essence, you decide if and when you want extraordinary medical assistance to survive and you decide if and when you want to simply be made comfortable.
Medical professionals often inquire about this document and simple forms are readily available; however, it is important to speak to an experienced and compassionate attorney when considering the impact that this declaration can have on you and your family. Our attorneys will customize this important document as part of a comprehensive estate plan that gives you peace of mind.Back