Let a living will speak for you when you can't

Take control of your health care with a living will that takes minutes to complete. Need legal help? Schedule a call with our network attorneys today. Living will starts at $39.

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Do it yourself

Basic
Living Will
Basic Living Will

$39

A do-it-yourself living will that's easy to personalize.
  • Create a personalized, state-specific living will
  • Our step-by-step guide will take you through the process easily
  • Revise as much as you want for 30 days
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Comprehensive
Living Will
Comprehensive Living Will

$49

Get a living will plus legal advice for 2 weeks after purchase.
  • Attorney Assist
    2 weeks of legal questions related to your living will, answered by our network of attorneys
    Legal advice renews monthly at $14.99—cancel anytime*
  • With advice, get peace of mind with your attorney's review of your living will once it's done
  • Everything included with the Basic Living Will

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Kelly, attorney serving NC

Estate Plan
Bundle
Estate Plan Bundle

Starts at $179 Save $100+

The power of 3 documents, all in 1 package. Plus, legal help for 1 year.
  • Get all the essentials: living will, financial power of attorney, and a choice of last will or living trust
  • Attorney Assist
    1 year of legal questions related to your estate planning, answered by our network of attorneys, and 1 year of unlimited revisions for when things change
    Legal advice renews annually at $119.88—cancel anytime**
  • With advice, get peace of mind with your attorney's review of your living will once it's done

Reasons to have a living will

To speak for you when you can't

A living will/advance healthcare directive gives you the power to choose the medical treatment you do or don't want if you become unconscious or incapacitated.

For your friends and family

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

Choose your healthcare power of attorney

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

Why we're different

Convenient

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

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. Provide instructions for the care you do or don't want, choose your healthcare power of attorney, and lay out any wishes or instructions you want fulfilled.
  2. We'll use your answers to create your living will, which you can review in your account.
  3. Print and complete using our instructions, or have a lawyer do a final review with you over the phone.
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Frequently asked questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 we don't provide them.
  5. 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.
  6. Attorney Assist (sometimes called Legal Advantage Plus) is our membership-based service that gives you access to a vetted network of attorneys licensed in all 50 states. You can schedule calls with an attorney to get your questions answered on estate planning and other legal matters, and get your documents reviewed.

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Helping to assure that health care wishes are respected with 800,000+ living wills.

Meet our customers

I needed a living will in a short time period. Using LegalZoom worked out well. The finished document looks very professional. It included everything I needed, and it was completed quickly.

Linda M.

Living will customer
The living will process was easy to understand and led me logically and quickly through the necessary steps, including the signing process. LegalZoom is a painless way to prepare those processes that are necessary upon death, and which can be cumbersome if not prepared ahead of time.

Cindy K.

Living will customer
The daunting task of creating a living will is made easy with LegalZoom. The process was fast and simple, with a straightforward questionnaire to help guide the process. It took less than 10 minutes to complete and the documents were ready to download and print within minutes.

Marci S.

Living will customer

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