It's a topic no one likes to think about but every family needs to discuss: end-of-life care. A new law went into effect this year that simplifies the process of getting a living will. . .I hope that anyone out there that might be reading and lives in Utah takes a minute to print and fill out this form. It's not fun, but it is extremely important and can save your family at least part of the heartbreak of future tragedy.
In 1990, a 26-year-old woman suffered a heart attack and lapsed into a coma. Fifteen years later, the decision to take her off life support turned into a historic legal battle, and all because Terry Schiavo didn't have a living will. . .
The new form is less confusing and easier to execute. No attorney or notary is necessary. It just needs to be signed in the presence of a witness who is not related to you by blood or marriage, entitled to any portion of your estate, the beneficiary of a life insurance or trust, financially responsible for your support or medical care, a health care provider who is providing care, or your appointed agent.
Here is the link to the pdf.
And just so I don't end on a downer, I'm going to put up a link to April's pictures of Mini's Cupcakes, because mmm mmm. . . I totally gotsta to get me some of those!