For many people in Florida, thinking about estate planning can cause mixed emotions. While planning for the disposition of one's estate after death is necessary, it can be uncomfortable to think about one's mortality. However, not all estate planning decisions will have an impact only after you should die.
Floridians probably remember the great amount of media attention directed to the Terri Schiavo case in the early 2000s. This woman had lived in a near-vegetative state for years and her husband and parents disagreed over whether she should be kept alive by receiving nutrition through a feeding tube.