The difference between a Last Will and Testament and a Living Will

Estate planning – Many people confuse these two documents and sometimes believe they are the same document. They are two very different estate planning documents. living will and estate planningA living will is a legal document, sometimes referred to as an advanced directive.  In Florida, a living will deals with whether a person wants to be kept alive by life prolonging measures when they have a terminal condition, end-stage condition, or a persistent vegetative state. A living will is only effective when a person has a terminal condition, end-stage condition, or a persistent vegetative state.

A last will and testament is a legal document where estate planning for willsyou name a person to manage your estate and advises to whom your estate shall be devised too. A last will and testament is only effective once a person has died.

For help or answers to will and estate planning related questions, you can contact BaskinFleece at 727.572.4545.

 

The content of this information is courtesy of The Florida Bar and represents general legal advice. Because the law is continually changing, some provisions in this blog may be out of date. It is always best to consult an attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities in your particular case.

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