A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint another person to manage your affairs in the event you become incapacitated. There are different types of power of attorneys. Each type permits the person you appointed, known as the "attorney-in-fact," to exercise different degrees of control over your affairs. They may be able to control your finances, make decisions about your health, or both. Most people do not realize there are different variations of this designation.
Have you found yourself needing to care for a loved one who no longer can handle their own personal needs or finances? At A People’s Choice, we have helped California residents prepare power of attorneys or file a court conservatorship so they can handle the financial and medical desires of a loved one. But here's the problem. How do you know what process will give you the authority you need to handle your loved one's affairs? The following information is aimed at helping you understand the difference between power of attorney and conservatorship,
Estate Planning can seem complicated if you do not understand common words used in estate planning and the terminology found in estate planning documents.
Unexpected events such as a car accident or a work related injury can change your life in the blink of an eye. From minor injuries to life threatening medical complications, you should be proactive in ensuring that your family are taken care of in the event you become incapacitated. Two main legal tools most people [...]
A power of attorney is a legal document allowing another person to represent you in various matters. A power of attorney ends if you become mentally disabled and unable to act for yourself. A durable power of attorney lasts even when you are disabled and unable to act for yourself, otherwise known as incapacitation. A [...]