Living Wills in Florida


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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/procedures if you are in a persistent vegetative state or an end-stage/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, have 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: if you suffer cardiac arrest (your heart stops beating) or respiratory arrest (you stop breathing), that your provider shall not attempt to revive you.

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

While many of our clients are from Jacksonville, Florida, and surrounding counties in Northeast Florida (including Baker County, Clay County, Duval County, Flagler County, Nassau County, Putnam County, and St. Johns County), Asbury Law serves individuals and corporate clients (e.g., family-owned business,  single-member LLCs, and much larger and/or publicly traded companies) throughout the State of Florida.

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