Living Wills

A living will is a document that allows you to choose how you would like to be cared for in certain medical circumstances. Within a living will you can decide if you would like life-sustaining measures to be taken in the event that you become debilitated and not able to settle on your own medical decisions. A few of these measures may include but are not limited to being given food and water, CPR, use of a respirator and blood transfusions.

Since a living will is not valid unless it complies with the specific language as in Florida Statute 765.03, it is highly necessary to have a experienced and knowledgeable lawyer prepare your living will. Under Florida law, a living will may be used when an individual is in a constant vegetative state, experiencing a terminal condition, or an end stage condition. The patient’s medical practitioner must decide if the patient is not able to come to their own medical decisions.

If you or a loved one is thinking about drafting estate planning tools, like a living will, or you want additional information, please contact Winston Law, P.A. at (561) 670-9375 or for your free consultation.