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What Does a Living Will Involve?

What an individual wants in regard to being given live support through medication or other forms of unnatural or synthetic methods, following a deadly accident, sickness is the living will. The individual provides what they want in such an incident through the paper or report of the living will.

Want to know more about a living will? Speak with our Los Angeles probate lawyer from the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. We offer confidential case evaluations!

Who can create a living will?

Similar to the execution of the will, creating a living will involves multiple facets. A few of the aspects of making a living will are provided here. §4670 of the Probate Code in California mentions that the supplying of personal direction, through writing or speech, regarding the person's health care is allowed if it was made by someone older than 18 who is competent and understanding of the law regarding it. The person is able to restrict the directions to be only implemented in a situation or circumstance that was stipulated.

§4673 stipulates what is necessary for a living will to be considered acceptable in terms of the law, and §4674 details the stipulation of the signatures provided of the individuals, that are observers that can testify. According to §4676(a), living wills and the like that are completed at a different state as well as location of authority, abiding to the location's or California's legal requirements, California will apply and legally accept the living will just like if the living will had been completed in California.

Unless otherwise noted conflicting to this, one of the following is able to believe or conjecture the living will is legally accepted - regardless of the location it was carried out, as §4676(b) notes:

  • Doctor
  • Doctor's office
  • Hospital

Legal Instruction for You

Deciding to create a living will can be hard for you and your family, and our firm understands that. We want to provide you with the legal instruction regarding the making of a living will. Our firm is specifically dedicated to probate law, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask, and we will try to provide you with a concise and relevant answer.

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