A living will is a legal document that states your wishes for medical care and life-sustaining treatments if you become incapacitated or unable to express your own wishes. A living will can also be used to indicate your desire to be an organ donor and can name a representative who will be responsible for ensuring your wishes are carried out.

Having a living will drafted by an estate lawyer can save your family and other close loved ones the heartache and stress of having to try to make these major medical decisions on their own.