California Power of Attorney Laws

Sometimes it may become necessary to have a representative make certain decisions or take action on your behalf. These decisions can be related to your finances, your property, medical treatment if you become incapacitated, or a variety of other business and legal issues.

A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that grants another person the right to make specific decisions for you. When you give someone power of attorney, you are referred to as the “principal” since you are the one giving someone else authority over some of your affairs. The person you are authorizing to act in your place is called the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact.” Your agent or attorney-in-fact can be anyone you assign and does not have to be a lawyer.

Use Stuart Legal to Prepare a Durable Power of Attorney
We can prepare two types of durable power of attorney so you can be ready for the future. The first is a durable power of attorney for financial matters. The second is for allowing an agent to make medical decisions for you. These can also be included as part of our living trust and living will services.

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