The elder law attorneys at Slonim Law in Melbourne, Florida care about not just what happens after you pass away, typically called Estate Planning, but also life planning. This area of practice encompasses traditional estate planning, such as the preparation of Trusts and Last Wills and Testaments. We also aid in the preparation of powers of attorney, health care surrogates, living wills, and pre-need guardianship declarations. The firm also provides assistance with the creation of guardianships, and matters of incapacity. Probate and estate administration services are also provided. We are proud of our firm’s reputation for thoroughness, quality, and service. We will help you and your family through the maze of legal and family issues.
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A Living Will should not be confused with a person’s Last Will, which disposes of personal property on or after his or her death, and appoints a personal representative or revokes or revises another will.
Every competent adult has the right to make a written declaration commonly known as a “Living Will.” The purpose of this document is to direct the provision, the withholding or withdrawal of life prolonging procedures in the event one should have a terminal condition. The suggested form of this instrument has been provided by the Legislature within Florida Statutes Section 765.303. In Florida, the definition of “life prolonging procedures” has been expanded by the Legislature to include the provision of food and water to terminally ill patients.