What Is A Living Will?

A living will is a legal document in North Carolina that safeguards your right to determine the kind of care you'll receive at the end of your life. The living will is one of several advance care documents by which competent people instruct their family, physicians, friends, lawyers, clergy and others important in their lives about their wishes for medical care should they become unable to speak and decide for themselves.

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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