What are advanced directives and when might I need to set one up?

Nutley, New Jersey estate planning and probate attorney, Brad Micklin, talks about advanced directives.

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Transcript:

And advanced will is sort of another term for a living will. An advanced directive or an advanced will the difference is a living will can sometimes have two components, a medical directive and a living will or advanced directive. The difference is the medical directive will name a person you want appointed to make decisions for you in your absences. The living will or advanced directive will actually give some instructions to what those decisions should be so that there’s guidance to the individual that you’re naming.