A living will is a specific directive that allows you to specify what actions may or may not be taken regarding your health care in the event that you become unable to make the decisions for yourself. It is similar to a durable power of attorney, in that it serves as a means to make decisions as to your medical care in the event you are disabled. However, a living will is distinct from a power of attorney, which serves to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf. A living will, in contrast, is a written instrument that sets forth detailed instructions as to the medical treatment you do and do not want to receive if you are unable to make the decision because of incapacity.
Attorney Chatterton is skilled in counseling clients through the process and in drafting sound documents, ensuring the best outcome for the client’s personal health and wellbeing. Contact the Law Office of Patrick L. Chatterton and speak to a qualified and respected attorney who you can trust to handle your affairs.