Often confused with a living trust, a living will consists of your wishes for how you wish to be cared for once you have been determined to have a terminal condition and that death is likely to occur within a short time.
This document contains your instructions that will be carried out by your agent on your health care power of attorney.
This is the document where you will make known whether you with to be on life support or be administered food and fluids. If you choose, you can indicate if you wish to be kept comfortable without the use of life sustaining measures.
In this document you can also make known your wishes regarding autopsy, burial, cremation and organ donation.
Whether you use a revocable living trust or a Last Will and Testament, always include this document as part of your estate plan.