Get a legal living will
You know that you should have a living will to protect your family and preserve your estate in the event that you are unable to make decisions on your own. But you need to have a legal living will.
If you are like me, you’d like to save some money and get a free living will. So you go online and search for, free printable living will or free living will North Carolina or what ever is relevant, only to find websites that have little or nothing to do with free living wills.
Worse yet, is finding a source with bad information. And there’s plenty of it out there. Living wills need to be State specific. Every state has a unique variation of what they consider to be a legal living will. You need to make sure that you have the proper living will form, so your end-of-life wishes will be followed if you become unable to make decisions on your own.
Another scenario is finding a legal living will online, only to find that you will need to purchase the medical power of attorney forms. A living will needs to have someone appointed as a medical power of attorney, also known as a health care surrogate.
Resources for a legal living will
Often, health departments will have free living will forms. This is good on one hand, but the a hassle of going to a public health facility can be overwhelming.
You can also get free living will forms when you are admitted to the hospital. Although this is not the optimum time to plan your end-of-life wishes. And they’re probably not that free.
One resource that offers the best chance to get legal living will forms that are State specific are non-profits, especially those that offer end-of-life planning and counseling. In addition to getting your living will forms, you can also get valuable information about everything related to end-of-life situations.