It’s a subject we don’t want to think about, but eventually we have to, Living Wills. Hopefully we all have our affairs in order, but sometimes we don’t. We are hesitant to sound crass, but Sunshine Signing is there for you whenever you need to get your affairs in order.
What is a Living Will?
If you’re either unconscious or otherwise unable to communicate, a living will tells others what treatments you’d like—or want to avoid. Typically, a living will comes into play when you’re no longer able to participate in decision-making and hope to prevent the prolonging of an inevitable death through artificial means.The Balance
A living will is one of the most serious documents you need. It is often accompanied by a Durable Power of Attorney, which designates someone to make decisions for you and what kind of decisions they are allowed to make.
A living will does not take effect if you have a temporary injury, like you took a shot to the head an received a serious concussion. Maybe from something like a car accident or falling off a bicycle. It is for potential end of life services, where options are extremely limited.
Are There Any Rules?
As a precaution, there may be some rules in your state regarding a living will, but most states will recognize them if you are across state borders. There are places online where you can download templates for a living will, but we would be careful to make sure that it comes from an attorney, and not just some random person.
The living will must address all of the potential circumstances that it will be needed for. We recommend you check several websites, even one or two for your state, to make sure everything you are required to have is there.
When Should I Get One?
We would recommend as soon as possible, unless you are under the age of eighteen, or do not have a legal guardian. Make sure your family and loved ones know of your intent, as an argument among members is the last thing in the world you want in your time of need.
Being pro-active is the best way to go. Unfortunately, none of us can predict the future, and none of us can truly know what life has to throw at us. We all wish for the best, Sunshine wishes the best for you, but we all must be prepared for any situation.
Why do I need a Mobile Notary?
A living will is one of those documents that has to be signed in person. An online notary is not able to perform those duties. A notary must be present, and in many cases the best choice is to have a mobile notary who can come to you.
In the worst situations, time is of the essence. Sunshine Signing can have a notary to you in four hours or less, even if you live in a rural location. You can rest assured our mobile notaries are the most professional in the business, and work hard to ensure every signing is the most important signing they’ve ever done. Because they understand how important it is to you.
Everyone is Important to Sunshine
Sunshine is there for you in the best of times and the worst of times. You need someone who you can trust in any situation. Our mobile notaries can meet you just about anywhere, from your home, or god forbid, the hospital.
If you don’t have a living will, and probably a durable power of attorney to accompany it, now is the time to take action. And when you need it notarized, just remember, Sunshine is there for you.