Personal directives

A Personal Directive deals with life support and health issues and allows someone else to make decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to communicate your thoughts to your medical doctors. Like an EPA, a Personal Directive is usually granted in the event that you no longer have the mental capacity to make those decisions.

Do I need an EPA and Personal Directive if I already have a Will?

Remember that a Will is only looked at once you have passed away. The EPA and Personal Directive are both documents that are used while you are still alive. These documents are usually created in addition to the Will. Once you pass away, the EPA and Personal Directive are no longer valid.