A living will, also known as an advanced health care directive, or an advanced directive gives specific directions about what actions should be taken for a person's health in the event the person becomes incapacitated and unable to make decisions. A living will describes one's wishes about life-prolonging medical treatments. A person can dictate what medical procedures are allowed and which ones should be avoided if he or she contracts a terminal illness or enters a permanent vegetative state. A living will is an important part of an estate plan. Contact Phillips and McCrea today to discuss your estate plan.