Personal Directives or "Living Wills"

A Personal Directive or "Living Will" is document which appoints a person make decisions on your behalf about your healthcare and other personal matters if you lack the capacity to do so. This person is typically given the authority to make decisions about your healthcare arrangements, treatments you receive, where you stay and with whom you associate, as well as the authority to make end of life decisions for you.

A Personal Directive will also typically communicate your wishes and intentions regarding end of life decisions, such as the extent to which you wish your life to be prolonged by artificial means, and you whether or not you want to be given pain medication if it may potentially shorten your life.

A standard Personal Directive is a relatively simple but essential document, and as such we provide these to all of our wills clients at no additional charge.