Do I Need A Lawyer To Complete My Advance Directive Or Living Will?

No, you do not need a lawyer to complete your advance directive or living will. However, you may want to consult a private attorney before filling out your advance directive, or if you want to make modifications to it. The advance directive form needs to be signed in the presence of witnesses and it is recommended, although not required, that it also be signed in the presence of a notary. An advance directive is established by completing an Advance Health Care Directive Form. An advance directive enables you to give instructions about your own health care.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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