California Advance Healthcare Directive Create your advance healthcare directive today State your desires about your healthcare in any situation in which you are unable to make your own decisions and choose who may speak on your behalf. The agent you name in your healthcare directive has the power to: Give [...]
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You can change your advance healthcare directive agent before you are incapacitated. However, you must make this change in writing and tell your healthcare provider. Therefore, while this is an important decision you should take seriously, if you fall out with a previously chosen agent, you can replace them.
Advance Healthcare Directive in California An Advance Healthcare Directive is now the legally recognized format for a living will in California and allows you to do more than the traditional living will. A living will only states your desire to decline life-sustaining treatment if you are terminally ill or permanently unconscious. An [...]
Have you made specific plans for your medical needs and family in the case of your incapacitation? Unfortunately, unexpected accidents and emergencies happen, so it's important to be prepared for the worst. Read on to learn more about two of the most common legal tools to protect your wishes, should you become unable to express them in the future.
You sometimes hear a case on the news where a family has a member who is in a coma or is otherwise medically unresponsive or incapacitated, and there is a great debate about what to do with the patient. It is often a guessing game as to the patient’s wishes in a situation like this, [...]
The Advance Healthcare Directive has also replaced the Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (or “DPAHC”) as the legally recognized document for appointing a health care agent in California. The Advance Healthcare Directive allows you to do more than a DPAHC. An Advance Healthcare Directive permits you not only to appoint an agent, but also to give instructions about your [...]
Anyone who has settled the estate of a deceased loved one has likely heard of probate. It's essentially the legal process of administering a person’s estate when they die. It includes the distribution everything that person owned: cash, real estate, cars, investments, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, and more. Probate is designed to [...]
With our living trust preparation checklist, a DIY trust is possible! Plus, by working with a registered legal document assistant such as A People's Choice, you can avoid high attorney's fees for help drafting your trust. Read on for our complete California living trust checklist and to learn more about the necessary actions that come along with writing a trust.
California Financial Power of Attorney Create your financial power of attorney today This important document makes sure your personal affairs can be property handled without the delay and cost of court intervention. The attorney-in-fact you appoint has the authority to do some or all of the following: Use your assets [...]
California Last Will Estate Plan Choose who gets your property and who will care for your children Save up to $200 on document preparation with our will package. Your last will defines: Who receives your possessions when you pass away Who cares for your minor children if you are unable [...]
California Living Trust Estate Plan Package Establish your living trust estate plan today Our all-inclusive estate planning document package provides you with peace of mind knowing all your bases are covered. A complete estate plan is a group of documents that defines: Who receives your possessions when you pass away [...]
California Estate Plan Will Package Create your will today Save up to $200 on document preparation with our will package. These three documents define: Who receives your possessions when you pass away Who cares for your minor children if you are unable to Your end-of-life decisions and who can speak [...]
The person you choose to be your advance healthcare directive agent may be a family member or a friend. However, the agent cannot be your doctor or other medical staff that work for that doctor or the health care facility where you live. Note that there is an exception to this restriction if the doctor [...]
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California Legal Document Assistant vs. Paralegal What is a Legal Document Assistant (LDA)? On September 30, 1998 former Governor Pete Wilson signed California State Senate Bill SB1761, regulating the legal document preparation profession in the State of California, and creating a new formal title, Legal Document Assistant. Today, the legal document assistant profession [...]
One of the first steps of obtaining conservatorship in California is understanding the process. Then, you must complete complicated petition documents. Need help with this step? Be sure to contact A People's Choice for low cost, attorney-free assistance.
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Did you know that a durable power of attorney is different from a power of attorney document? Believe it or not, a California durable power of attorney helps you plan for your future under different circumstances. Read on to learn more about the benefits of a durable power of attorney, what it means, and how A People's Choice can assist with your estate planning needs.