A living will is a document that sets out the individual’s directives regarding what type of medical treatment they wish to receive in a given situation.  A living will is used in the event that the individual is no longer able to participate in decisions about his or her medical care.  While living wills can address specific medical conditions and the desired treatment, most living wills also address whether the individual wishes to remain on artificial life support systems should they become necessary.  In Connecticut, a living will does not need to be drafted by an attorney, but it does need to be witnessed and notarized.

If you have any questions related to wills in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.