In Tennessee, a living will, or Advance Care Plan, is a document that allows an individual to communicate a multitude of choices regarding the individual’s health care.
Decisions to Make in Your Living Will
- Naming an Agent and alternate Agent – These people will make health care decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to do so.
- Quality of Life – You will make decisions regarding end-of-life care and whether or not you want specific medical treatments in the event you have certain end-of-life health conditions.
- Burial arrangements
- Organ Donation
Validating your Living Will
In order to be valid, your Tennessee living will needs to be signed by two witnesses or notarized. The witnesses can not be named as the agent, and one cannot be a relative.
Preparing your living will is a gift to your family. You are responsible for your own health care. Make your plans and wishes known to your family now, while you are able, by completing a living will.
If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact me, a Knoxville estate planning lawyer, at 865-245-9455.