Pasadena Durable Power of Attorney Lawyers Serving Clients’ Legal Needs
Estate planning goes beyond a simple last will and testament. Thinking about the possibility that one day you may be unable to make your own decisions is never a cheery prospect, but choosing to prepare now can make all the difference for you and your loved ones. Obtaining durable power of attorney can ensure that your financial matters are settled by someone you trust to act in your best interest, even if you are unable to do so on your own. Reach out and make an appointment today at our Pasadena office at (626) 590-7286 and give yourself the peace of mind that you deserve.
What Is Durable Power of Attorney?
Power of attorney means you give legal authorization for someone to represent you in financial decisions. With a durable power of attorney, this representation continues even if you are unable to act for yourself.
You can choose however many responsibilities (or however few) to give your durable power of attorney. These can include paying bills, handling investments, and other financial matters. So, you can see that selecting a durable power of attorney is a very important process for your future and for your family. Don’t leave this critical legal decision up to chance – contact our legal team for assistance and ensure your needs are met.
When Would I Use a Durable Power of Attorney?
It is a hard truth that we are all susceptible to accidents, age, and disease. A power of attorney handles financial decisions on your behalf should you ever become unable to do so for yourself for any reason. While having a power of attorney in place is generally a good idea, a normal power of attorney may not be ideal because the agent (the person who acts for you) ends their representation if you are incapacitated. Having a durable power of attorney may be a better choice because the agent can continue to represent you no matter your ability to make decisions.
Keep in mind that once you are already ill or incapacitated, it may be too late to choose a durable power of attorney to act on your behalf. It is far better to plan ahead and have a durable power of attorney in place ahead of time. Reach out to our law firm for help in this important process so you and your loved ones will be prepared for the future.
How Do You Get Durable Power of Attorney in California?
Choosing the right durable power of attorney for you is a delicate process and one that should involve careful planning. You will want to consider someone with whom you can place the utmost trust since they will be responsible for your finances in the case that you cannot make those decisions yourself. You also need to make sure the legal steps are all in place so your chosen power of attorney has the ability to take care of your needs. Our attorneys can help make sure your future is safe by finding and establishing a durable power of attorney for you. Reach out to us today for an appointment.
What If My Durable Power of Attorney is Contested?
Sometimes varying institutions have different ways of proving power of attorney. It’s normal for banks, hospitals, or other groups to need further evidence that your power of attorney is truly acting on your behalf. And this is a good thing because it protects you from someone fraudulently gaining control over your finances! When this situation does occur, sometimes all that is needed is for additional forms to be submitted. If you already have a legal team on your side, then navigating the process of proving your durable power of attorney will be much easier. Contact our law firm so we can be on your side from the very beginning, and you can have the peace of mind that we’ll be there to help every step of the way.
Our legal team is ready to help you make the critical decision of choosing a durable power of attorney, as well as putting in place all the legal steps to ensure that they will be able to act on your behalf should you ever become incapacitated. Call us right away to begin this important process at (626) 590-7286.