Durable Power of Attorney Lawyers Helping Clients in Long Beach
The future may seem far off, but it is never too soon to begin estate planning, and that means more than just creating a last will and testament. You and your loved ones deserve to feel safe in the unfortunate case of you becoming incapacitated. You need to have someone you trust to have a durable power of attorney if you want them to be able to make financial decisions for you in case you become unable to act for yourself. Let our compassionate and helpful lawyers assist you in this critical decision and important process. Call us today at (562) 362-6802.
What Does Durable Power of Attorney Mean?
Assigning a power of attorney means you have selected someone to act on your behalf, particularly with regard to finances. With a normal power of attorney, they cannot act for you if you – for whatever reason – become unable to make decisions for yourself, be it through illness, injury, or disease.
However, if you have a durable power of attorney, this representation does continue even if you become incapacitated. Your durable power of attorney can perform as many or as few functions as you choose, which can be things like managing investments or paying bills. It is critical that you choose your durable power of attorney carefully and that they are properly and legally set up to act on your behalf. Don’t take any chances with this important process. Call our seasoned legal staff and set up a consultation.
At What Time Would I Need to Use a Durable Power of Attorney?
In a perfect world, you would never need to have or use a durable power of attorney. But unfortunately, there is always a chance that because of age, illness, or injury you may become unable to make financial decisions. Having a durable power of attorney in place in case of such necessity is a very wise decision and can make all the difference for you and your loved ones. Contact us at Barilari & Williams in our Long Beach office at (562) 362-6802, so we can help you start preparing today.
How Does Getting a Durable Power of Attorney Work in California?
The first step in getting a durable power of attorney in California is to connect with a seasoned lawyer who knows how to navigate the legal process. We can help you identify and assign the right person for your needs so that should the need arise, they are legally able to handle any financial issues on your behalf. Getting in touch with our seasoned legal team is the best way to start the process, so you are protected for the future, so contact us today and schedule an appointment.
What Happens if Someone Challenges My Durable Power of Attorney?
It is completely normal for certain institutions to need further proof before granting powers or access to your durable power of attorney. Some examples of groups that may require proof of your power of attorney are hospitals, banks, and other financial institutions. They each may have a unique protocol for your durable power of attorney to prove they are not handling your finances fraudulently. This is good news for you because it means they are protecting your interests! With our knowledgeable attorneys on your side, this becomes no problem as your power of attorney can get help to legally access what they need to take care of your finances.
Choosing the right lawyers, such as those at Barilari & Williams, can give you the peace of mind that your finances will be well taken care of should you ever become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself. We can work with you to ensure that this important process happens smoothly. Contact us to schedule a consultation with our staff at Long Beach at (562) 362-6802.