Due to medical advances and active lifestyles, many Texas residents look forward to living to a ripe old age. Even so, unexpected events can occur that can change everything. Without a living will, family members may never know what their loved one would have wanted when it comes to making end-of-life decisions. With the recent death of Joan Rivers, many people may be rethinking their estate plans.
Rivers was 81 years old and seemed to be in good health and full of life. However, during what should have been a minor procedure, she had a massive coronary event that resulted in her being placed on life support. Reportedly, Rivers did not want her life prolonged by machines. Therefore, Rivers' daughter took her off life support in accordance with her mother's wishes.