Power of Attorney Los Alamitos
Power of Attorney in California
A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to name someone as your representative to make decisions for you regarding your finances when you aren’t able to do so on your own. This power of attorney becomes effective as soon as you are incapacitated, meaning that you cannot make decisions for yourself. This can be due to an illness, accident or dementia or other medical conditions. However, a power of attorney can be set up to be effective immediately without any of these situations. If something happens, you will want a power of attorney set up so that no one can go to court to make authority to make decisions for you. If something happened today, who would be able to access your finances, pay your bills and other manners? It’s your job to choose someone you trust to take on this important role.
Goal of Power of Attorney Documents
The goal of creating a power of attorney is to make sure that you are choosing a responsible person. They are allowed to make decisions for you without the need of a long court process. Not only does this save money and time but prevents any conflict too as they are following your wishes. A backup can be listed as well on this document in case your first choice cannot act on your behalf.
Healthcare Power of Attorneys
An Advance Healthcare Directive allows a medical power of attorney (similar to a power of attorney) to make healthcare decisions. It allows you to name someone you trust to take care of you but addresses certain decisions. This allows your agent to speak to doctors on your behalf, obtain medical records and to make these decisions should you be unable to do so. These documents are important to have in place especially in case of an emergency or event that you need someone to speak on your wishes for you in your place. The goal of having this directive is for someone to be able to deal with issues related to your health if you are unable to do so on your own.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation with a California Estate Planning Attorney Today
If you are thinking about establishing a power of attorney, call to schedule a free consultation with a California estate planning attorney today. The compassionate legal staff at the Law Office of Kerry P. O’Brien of California will use their extensive knowledge of estate planning law to help you set up a solid plan for you and your beneficiaries. We serve the cities of Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Lakewood, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster and Anaheim. Stop by our website at kerryobrienlaw.com or call us at 866-983-0747 and let us help you plan for the future of your estate.