What will happen if you become seriously injured or ill and can’t make decisions for yourself? Planning for the unexpected is important, particularly if you have children or have specific wishes concerning your medical care. A living will is a legal document stating your desires regarding what life-prolonging measures you do, or do not, want to be taken if you become terminally ill, are severely injured or are otherwise incapacitated and can’t make decisions for yourself. It can be difficult for family members to make these choices for you, and the decisions they make may not actually be what you want. You can protect your wishes and make it easier on your loved ones by creating a living will. To learn more and to have your specific questions answered, use our directory to find a lawyer in your area.