Today’s Q&A on is about the difference between a Will and a Living Will

Question:  What is the difference between a Will and a Living Will?

Answer:  A will deals with assets, whereas a living will deals with medical care. Many States have done away with the so-called living will and replaced it with the advance health-care directive (“AHCD”). An AHCD can accomplish a variety of objectives, from saying who will make health care decisions for you if you cannot communicate with your doctors, to saying under what circumstances conventional health care will be withheld from you so that nature will be allowed to take its course.

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Scott A. Makuakane, Esq., CFP
Est8Planning Counsel LLLC
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
State Coordinator of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Hawaii chapter

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