"The Terri Schiavo case reminds us of the importance of putting our intentions in writing," said Gerry H. Goldsholle, Founder and CEO of FreeAdvice.com. As a public service, FreeAdvice.com is now making a Letter of Instructions / Living Will Form available for free on the Internet. The free Form, which is designed to enable people in all states to set out their wishes in an informal manner, can be downloaded at http://freeadvice.com/livingwill/.
"We want to make it easy for people to clearly spell out their wishes in writing, so family members, doctors, and as a last resort, the courts, wouldn't have to guess. In the absence of a written document, it is far too easy for well-intentioned people to draw different conclusions," Goldsholle added.
The FreeAdvice a Letter of Instructions / Living Will Form allows consumers to make choices right on the document. If an individual later becomes unable to communicate, the written instructions outline his or her instructions and that helps avoid problems that can destroy family harmony. He or she can also revise or revoke the Form at any time.
For nearly a decade, award-winning FreeAdvice.com has been providing the public with easily understandable "plain English" answers to tens of thousands of legal questions. The answers are prepared by leading lawyers in over 125 legal topics, and are regularly updated and expanded. FreeAdvice.com is also home to the Internet's most popular consumer legal forums, enabling people to ask legal questions and receive answers, free, in dozens of topics, including Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Elder Law.
FreeAdvice.com is a unit of Sausalito, California-based Advice Company, which also publishes www.AttorneyPages.com, the leading online directory of consumer-oriented attorneys, the www.ExpertPages.com expert witness directory, and through affiliates, www.DoItYourself.com, the leading independent home improvement site, and the Advice & Counsel Newsletter for the recently widowed. Goldsholle, a lawyer by training, has chaired numerous committees of the American, California State and New York City Bar Associations and retired as Chief Brokerage Executive of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.