A living will is a document in which you will provide what kind of medical treatment you want in end-of life situations such as a terminal illness or a coma. When you draft a living will, you can designate a person to carry out your wishes to doctors and other third parties.

A living will prevents any miscommunication among loved ones and doctors on how to proceed in these often emotionally charged situations which can lead to family strife resulting from differing opinions on what type of medical treatment is appropriate. A living will is an excellent way to prevent these situations which have often times torn families apart.