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Can you change a living will?

Posted by Lidia Law Firm, P.C. | May 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Oklahoma residents may first venture into wills, will-writing, and will-related laws without knowing much about it all. Lidia Law Firm, P.C., is here to help guide you through the somewhat complex aspects of wills. First, we will start by explaining living wills and answering one of the most common questions about them.

Living wills differ from last wills in a number of very important ways, with the primary one being that last wills are used to determine what your loved ones should do with you and your assets after your passing. Living wills, on the other hand, are used to determine what you want to happen with your healthcare in the event that you are still living but are in a coma, vegetative state, or otherwise are unable to communicate with others.

One of the most commonly asked questions is: can a living will be changed once it is written? Yes, it can. You can do this by revoking or canceling the current living will. You can cancel a living will at any time by indicating in writing that it has been canceled. You can also revoke a living will simply by writing a new one, as the newest living will is considered to be the one in effect.

Dealing with matters of the estate will almost always be a complex mesh of emotions and legalities. Having an attorney on your side can help make the journey a little less confusing, freeing you up to focus on other important things. Consider taking a look at our linked webpage on wills, here, or speaking to us directly for more information.

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