Living Wills


A Living Will is a legal document in which you make known your wishes regarding the withholding or termination of life-support.  Since a Living Will is authorized by State law, the form that it takes will vary from state-to-state.   North Carolina's Living Will statute is also called the Right to a Natural Death and can be found at § 90‑321 of the North Carolina General Statutes.  


Do You Have an Updated North Carolina Living Will? 

The NC Legislature amended the Living Will statute in 2007 and made significant changes to the Living Will statutory form.  You can download and print a FREE copy of North Carolina's Living Will by clicking on the PDF link below.  Your Living Will must be witnessed by 2 persons who are not employees of a health care facility in which you are receiving care and who will not receive any assets from your estate.  You and your witnesses must sign the Living Will in the presence of a Notary Public.


Download a Copy of North Carolina's Living Will Here:

Important Note:  If you are not a North Carolina resident, you must check your own state statutes for a Living Will that meets the requirements of your state law.

This website and all materials appearing herein are presented solely for educational purposes and cannot be relied upon by anyone for elder law, estate planning, tax or any other purpose.  You must seek advice from competent legal, financial and tax advisors before attempting any form of elder law planning or any other form of estate planning.  Nothing presented on this website implies or creates an attorney-client relationship between a site visitor and the author, Jay H. Krall.  Attorney Krall is licensed by the North Carolina State Bar and not in any other state.  Links to other internet sites are not endorsements of any products or services described at those sites.   

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