When Is The Living Will Effective?

The Living Will only becomes effective when the patient is unable to make decisions for him/herself; so long as he/she is able to make decisions, the Living Will cannot be invoked.

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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