Coronavirus & Your Living Will: It’s a conversation worth having…
It’s never easy to talk about getting a living will. But now is the time for every essential worker to take the time and think about preparing a living will. Essential workers include doctors, nurses, first responders, firefighters, police, educators, service workers, cashiers, delivery drivers and other types of front-line people.
What is a Living Will?
Here in North Carolina a living will is legally known as an ‘Advance Directive’. It is basically is legal document that instructs the medical team and/or your assigned health care agent (someone with a Health Care Power of Attorney) on how they should act on your end of life wishes should you become incapacitated.
A North Carolina Health Care Power of Attorney is a different form than a living will. A Health Care Power of Attorney, or more commonly called a Medical Power of Attorney, allows you to appoint another person, usually, someone close to you, to act on and make medical decisions for you. You should consult with a qualified attorney for more information about a Health Care or Medical Power of Attorney.
How To Get Started Creating Your Living Will
Fill out the website form below to get a Living Will (‘Advance Directive’) form.
Just type in your ‘First & Last Name’, check ‘Yes’, that you are an Essential Worker and then click ‘Submit’. You will be instantly taken to the ‘Living Will Download” page where you will find both the ‘Advance Directive’ form and a set of general instructions on how to complete it.
Disclaimer: The contents of this website and form or explanatory video are not be to construed as, and are not be relied upon for, legal advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation. You should contact an attorney directly for specific legal advice if needed as to your personal situation. Utilization of the Advanced Directive form provided herein does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Fisher Stark, P.A. An attorney-client relationship may only be established through direct attorney‑to‑client communication that is confirmed by the execution of an engagement agreement.