It’s easy to believe that a living will and a traditional will are one in the same. However, as you learn more about both, you’ll come to find that nothing could be further from the truth.
A living will, also known as a health care directive, is a legal document that outlines the type of medical treatment you want to receive in the event that you are unable to communicate your desires as the result of a serious injury or illness.
Although a living will is allowed in all 50 states, you need to learn more about the specific laws in your state. You don’t want to make a mistake that could make it invalid at some point in the future.