What is a Living Will?

A Living Will, also known as an advance directive, is a legal document which an individual makes in order to specify the extent and nature of the medical treatment they would find acceptable to receive in future, should they lose mental capacity.

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    Why do you need a Living Will?

    Individuals may be morally or religiously opposed to receiving certain types of medical treatment. A Living Will allows you to refuse certain types of medical treatment, in the event that you are ill and do not have mental capacity to form a decision. A Living Will ensures that your decision is recorded, in advance of anything happening.

    Who is a Living Will for?

    • Healthy individuals
    • Religious individuals
    • Individuals who wish to refuse certain types of medical treatment.

    How long does it take to make a Living Will?

    Creating a Living Will is an involved journey, which involves our Will Lawyers getting to know you, circumstances and your medical preferences. Creating a Living Will can therefore take up to 2-4 weeks, although if you have more urgent deadlines, we can often look to accommodate them. If so, please let our Will Lawyers know at the outset.

    How much does a Living Will Cost?

    Our legal fees for preparing standard Living Wills are fixed and cost £249.00, however if your Living Will is more complicated, our fees may vary. To receive confirmation of your quote from our Will Lawyers, please contact us.