You can prepare for the possibility of incapacity late in your life by executing a document called a durable power of attorney. With a power of attorney, you name someone else to act on your behalf in a legally binding manner. Durable powers of attorney remain effective even if the grantor of the device becomes incapacitated. It can be tricky to create a durable power of attorney to account for the possibility of incapacity, because you do not know if you will ever become unable to make your … [Read more...] about When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?
We like to answer frequently asked questions on our blog, and today we will look at the difference between a conservatorship and a power of attorney. California Adult Conservatorship First, we should clear up the matter of guardianship versus conservatorship. Guardians and conservators are court-appointed representatives. In some states, a guardian would make personal decisions for a ward, and a conservator would make financial decisions. In others, a guardian makes all types of decisions for a … [Read more...] about Incapacity Planning in San Jose: Difference Between a Conservatorship and a Power of Attorney
Advance directives for health care are important when you are making preparations for the latter stages of your life. In many instances, people become unable to communicate before they pass away. Medical decisions may present themselves while you are in such a condition. The purpose behind advance directives is to state your preferences regarding medical procedures as you also name someone to make decisions on your behalf if it becomes necessary. To record your preferences regarding the use of … [Read more...] about Advance Directives: Selecting a Medical Decision Maker