Orange County Power of Attorney Lawyer
Helping Individuals and their Loved Ones Create Valid Powers of Attorney for Finance and Healthcare Purposes
There are several requirements that must be satisfied in the State of California for there to be a valid power of attorney – including powers of attorney for finances and healthcare. In general, a power of attorney – sometimes known as a POA – is a document given by a principal to an attorney-in-fact (i.e., the agent), which allows the agent to act on the principal’s behalf. In many cases, the principal may be near death or may be suffering from a serious illness which renders him or her physically or mentally incapacitated and unable to make legal decisions.
Creating a power of attorney correctly can be a complex process. Fortunately, when it comes to creating a power of attorney, legal help is always available. Santa Ana, California power of attorney (finance and healthcare) lawyer Roshni T. Desai of the Law Offices of Roshni T. Desai can assist you and your loved ones with all of your power of attorney needs. Call us today at 714-694-1200 or contact us online for more information.
Creating a Power of Attorney
In order to create a power of attorney in the State of California, there are various documents which must be filed. One type of document is used to create a durable power of attorney. This power of attorney remains effective, even in cases where the principal is no longer capable of caring for himself or herself. On the other hand, a different set of documents is used to create a springing power of attorney. This power of attorney does not become effective until such time as the principal is rendered incapacitated. Therefore, the attorney-in-fact who has been appointed will not be able to execute his or her authority right away.
Legal Matters that a Power of Attorney Covers
There are several legal matters which a valid power of attorney document may cover. Those legal subjects include the following:
- Healthcare power of attorney – Where the principal’s attorney-in-fact has the right to make all legal decisions pertaining to health care and/or medical treatment for the principal. However, this power of attorney is only effective in cases where the principal cannot communicate or make these types of decisions. Therefore, a power of attorney for healthcare purposes could be construed as both a durable and a springing power of attorney.
- Finance power of attorney – Where the principal’s attorney-in-fact has the right to make all legal decisions regarding the principal’s money and finances, in cases where the principal is unable to make those decisions for himself or herself
Meet with an Orange County Power of Attorney (Finance and Healthcare) Lawyer Today
Attorney Roshni T. Desai of the Law Offices of Roshni T. Desai can assist you with establishing a valid power of attorney for financial and healthcare purposes. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Santa Ana, California power of attorney (finance and healthcare) lawyer, please call us at 714-694-1200 or contact us online for more information.