If you want to control your own health care decisions and you live in the State of Idaho, you need a Living Will. A living will, also known as an advance health care directive, personal directive, advance directive or advance decision, is a written instrument that specifies what actions should be taken for the health of an individual if they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity. Specifically, it gives instructions on one’s wishes as to what type of life sustaining procedures you desire if you are in a vegetative state and when to terminate life sustaining care. There are many reasons why having a living will is so important, not only do you want your wishes to be followed concerning your health care but providing direction to family members who ultimately must make the final decision to “pull the plug” can provide great comfort since they know they are just following your wishes. A living will is always important to have but is especially important if you are going in for surgery or other serious medical procedure. Attorney Jared W. Sommer feels so strongly that every adult should have a living will that he includes the cost of preparing a living will and health care power of attorney in the flat fee for the cost of having a will prepared. Click here to see the $500.00 Simple Will Special which includes execution of a Living Will. For a free initial consultation to learn more about living wills and health care power of attorney, call experienced wills, trusts and estates attorney Jared W. Sommer at (208) 440-8173 or click here to set up an appointment.