Pa Living Wills And Surrogates

Pa Living Wills And Surrogates

A Living Will grants your Surrogate (Fiduciary) the ability to execute your end of life decisions.

Fiduciary Traits

Your Surrogate (Fiduciary) under your Living will should be able and willing, first and foremost.
Your Surrogate under your Living will should also be stoic and strong.

Pa Living Wills And Surrogates – Misconceptions

The common misconception that surrounds a Living Will (or, in Pennsylvania, an “Advance Directive for Health Care”) is the timing as to when it becomes operative.

There are two triggers that must occur before your Surrogate is given the option of acting.

  • First, you must be unable to communicate your own decisions
  • Second, you must have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or as being permanently unconscious

Witness For A Pa Living Will

Who can be a witness for a living will?

I am thinking about preparing a living will for my mother and have a question about witnesses. I realize that relatives by marriage cannot witness but how far do you take that? I know my mother’s daughter-in-law can’t be a witness but can my mother’s daughter-in-law and her husband be a witness. They will not be named in any last will and testament.