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Advanced Directives Include a Living Will

The document known as a Living Will is another legal document within the “Advanced Directives” portfolio. It verifies your intent regarding life-prolonging treatments or procedures if you are in a persistent vegetative state, or an end-stage or terminal condition.

In Florida, Living Wills go into effect when your doctor:
1). Has a copy of it;
2). Has concluded you are not able to make your own health care decisions; and
3). Along with another doctor, has determined you are in a terminal condition, a persistent vegetative state, or an end-stage condition.

A Living Will in Florida, which covers nearly all types of life-prolonging treatments, differs from a “Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)” order.

A DNR addresses two life-threatening situations:

  1. If you suffer cardiac arrest (your heart stops beating); or
  2. Respiratory arrest (you stop breathing), that your provider shall not attempt to revive you.

An experienced estate planning attorney can help you determine what Advance Directives are appropriate for you and your family.

Contact Asbury Law today at (904) 203-8776 to schedule a free initial consultation to learn more.


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