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An Indiana living will is completed during the estate planning process. The purpose of an Indiana living will is to outline how you would like your medical treatment to be handled if you are no longer able to make your own decisions for any reason. An Indiana living will is also used to name a person to make decisions on your behalf. An Indiana living will must be signed by two witnesses. These witnesses must be at least 18 years old; cannot be your spouse, parent, or child; cannot be legally entitled to a portion of your estate; isn't financially responsible for your medical care; and cannot be the person who signs on your behalf if you are unable to sign on your own. You should have your Indiana living will notarized.
§ 16-36-4-10: An Indiana living will may be created by an individual who is at least 18 years old and who is of a sound mind. This document must be created on a voluntary basis.
The purpose of an Indiana living will is to express your wishes about your medical care if you’re no longer able to express your wishes. However, that’s not all that you should do to make your wishes known. You should also take the time to create an Indiana last will and testament.