How To Make a Living Will in Wisconsin
The easiest way to ensure that your wishes regarding medical treatments will be respected even when you can’t communicate them is to create a living will. Putting your beliefs and values on paper will help guide your health care providers and let you have peace of mind.
Regulations about making this document differ across the U.S., so you need to check and abide by your local laws.
In this article, we’ll show you how you can create a living will in Wisconsin in minutes using DoNotPay once you sign up.
In Wisconsin, there are two health care directives you can create based on your needs and requirements. Consult the table below for more information:
|Advance Directive Type||Brief Explanation|
|Power of attorney for health care|
The point of making a living will is to leave clear instructions on how you wish to be treated in situations when you can no longer communicate. You should let your health care providers know what your preferences are regarding feeding tubes and life-sustaining procedures.
A living will is used when you:
- Have a terminal condition
- Are in a persistent vegetative state
Your living will becomes effective when your physician and one other doctor certify in writing that you can no longer make health care decisions because you have a terminal condition or are permanently unconscious.
To make your living will legal in Wisconsin, you must sign it in front of two witnesses. These individuals cannot be:
- Under 18
- Related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption
- Directly financially responsible for your health care
- Entitled to any portion of your estate
- A health care provider who is treating you or their employee
You can create a living will in Wisconsin in a few ways, but you should consider the cost and the end result. Take a look at the table below for more information:
|Create a Living Will By||Benefits||Downsides|
|Hiring a lawyer||You will get a well-written document||It is the most expensive option|
|Downloading a living will form||It is a cheaper option than hiring a lawyer||Forms are generic and won’t help you much without sufficient legal knowledge|
|Using DoNotPay||You will save money and get an airtight legal document||/|
If you don’t want to risk making this advance directive invalid by customizing online forms, you should let DoNotPay help. Our app will make a legal document for you in accordance with Wisconsin state laws and save you time and money.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Sign up for DoNotPay
- Find our Advance Health Care Directive product
- Enter the relevant medical information (your hospital, doctor, etc.)
- Type in the names of witnesses who will see you sign the document
Once you have the legal document in your possessions, you should:
- Keep the original living will in a safe, easily accessible place until required
- Let your friends and family know that you have signed the document and where it’s located
- Give a copy of the signed form to your physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse
You also have the option of putting your living will for safekeeping with the Register
in Probate of your county for a fee of $8.
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