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Estate planning isn’t just about deciding who will get your assets when you die. You can also use the process to tell your doctors and loved ones how you would like certain issues to be addressed if you are ever in a medical condition that doesn’t allow you to articulate those wishes yourself. If you do use a living will, it’s important that your living will is valid under Arizona law. If you need assistance with any aspect of your estate planning, call or use our online form to schedule a time to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.
FREQUENTLY ASKED LIVING WILL QUESTIONS
ARIZONA LIVING WILL REQUIREMENTS
The person making the living will is at least 18 years of age and of sound mind;
The living will is in writing;
Also, the language in the document clearly indicates that it is meant to create a living will;
The living will is dated;
Plus, the living will is signed;
And. the living will is witnessed or notarized.
Living Will Revocation
There may come a time when you wish to revoke, or cancel, your living will. Each state has its own requirements to revoke a living will. In Arizona, there are a few ways to do this. One way is by committing a revocatory act. This is an act performed by that person (not their attorney or someone else on their behalf) meant to revoke or destroy the living will. This can mean tearing, burning, shredding, or destroying the will in any way you can imagine. If some words remain on your living will after a revocatory act, the living will is still considered revoked.
You can also revoke a previous living will by making a new living will. Your new living will, can state that you “revoke all previously signed wills,” or something to that effect. A new living will, can also revoke previous living wills by being inconsistent with them. This will create a presumption that you meant for the new living will to replace the old one. The new living will must be valid for the old living will to be effectively revoked.