A living will is an advance medical directive that specifies which life-prolonging measures you do — or do not — want taken on your behalf. Under Florida law, you may designate in advance that if you have a terminal condition, an end-state condition, or are in a persistent vegetative state, and two physicians have opined that you will not recover, and you have lost the capacity to speak for yourself, then you can decide whether to have artificial life support maintained or removed.
A Last Will and Testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons, called the Personal Representative, to manage his or her estate and provides for the distribution of his or her property at death. If someone dies without a will, or intestate, then Florida Statutes dictate the devolution of property, which may or may not be the desired outcome for the decedent. The attorneys at Friedman Law, P.A. can guide you through the decision making process so that your estate vests in accordance with your expressed wishes.
Contact Bridget M. Friedman, Esq. to get started on having your Last Will and Testament prepared.