It's generally not necessary to use a lawyer for a Living Will (Advance Directive). But some folks may have unusual situations or otherwise be best served with having a lawyer draft an estate planning package (Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Directive, and so on). While I'd urge extreme caution using boilerplate forms for most estate planning matters, Advance Directives can be an exception. Often, you can pick-up an approved form for your state that lets you "fill in the blanks, check the box" to express your wishes. For example, in my state of Oregon there's an inexpensive booklet called Making Health Care Decisions that makes it very straightforward for folks to indicate their healthcare wishes and/or appoint a Healthcare Power of Attorney to act in their stead. Run a Google search for your state and "living will" or "advance directive" and see what you come up with. Treat this as general information and not specific legal advice. I hope that helps.
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