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  • Create a personalized, state-specific living will
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Get a living will plus legal advice for 2 weeks after purchase. Legal advice renews monthly at $14.99. Cancel anytime.*

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Reasons to have a living will

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To speak for you when you can't

A living will, also called an advance directive, gives you the power to take control over what medical treatment you do or don't want administered, in the event that you become unconscious or incapacitated.

For your friends and family

Ease the stress from the ones you love, and avoid arguments over what medical treatment you should get.

Choose your health care power of attorney

Appoint a trusted person who will ensure your health care wishes are respected.

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Convenient

Create and complete your living will from the comfort of your own home.
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Trusted

With over 700,000 living wills and counting, we've been helping our customers protect their health care wishes since 2001.

Accessible legal advice

Rely on guidance from highly-rated lawyers that you can choose from our vetted network.

Fast and easy

With our simple questionnaire, many of our customers finished their living will in under 15 minutes.

Here's how it works

  1. Answer a short series of questions

    Provide instructions for the care you do or don't want, choose your health care power of attorney, and stipulate any wish or instruction you want fulfilled.

  2. We'll create your living will

    We'll use your answers to create your living will, which you can review in your account.

  3. Review with attorney, or on your own

    Print and complete using our instructions, or have your lawyer do a final review with you over the phone.

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Who can make a living will?

Generally, anyone who is at least 18 years old and of sound mind can create one. "Sound mind" usually means the ability to understand what the document is, and what it contains.

When does my living will go into effect?

Your living will takes effect when it's determined that you're in a severe medical condition defined by your state's law, with no hope of recovery, and unable to communicate your wishes. If you name someone to be in charge of your medical decisions unrelated to life support, the document goes into effect when you can't make decisions for yourself.

How will my doctor decide that I can't make decisions for myself?

Doctors usually determine you've lost your decision-making ability if you can't understand your treatment choices, or communicate your wishes in any way.

Does my living will include a DNR?

A living will spells out whether you want to be resuscitated in certain circumstances, but it's not a DNR. A do not resuscitate order is a separate document prepared in consultation with, and signed by, your doctor. You can't create a DNR without a doctor's consent, and LegalZoom doesn't provide them.

Once I sign my advance directive, is my task done?

Not necessarily. You should also have a discussion with your doctor, family and health care agent to make sure they understand your wishes. You may also need to update it if your health or family status changes, or to name a new health care agent.

What is Attorney Assist?

Attorney Assist (Legal Advantage Plus) is our membership-based service that gives you access to a vetted network of attorneys in all 50 states. You can schedule calls with an attorney to get your questions answered on estate planning, to get your completed documents reviewed, or on other personal legal matters.

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