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If you do not have a Power of Attorney or Advance Health Care Directive and you become incapacitated, the government will step in and get your affairs in order for you. This is known as a Conservatorship. The court will create an Estate Plan for you and choose who will be in charge of your affairs. The person the court chooses may be a stranger to you or one of your relatives. Not only does this sound terrible, it's expensive. A conservatorship can cost as much as four times the expense of hiring an attorney to help you complete your own estate plan.

Durable Powers of Attorney

This document authorizes people you choose to manage your personal, financial and legal affairs in the event of incapacity. This includes:

 

 Paying bills

 Filing taxes

 Collecting or filing for social security benefits

 Handling claims and collecting benefits from Medi-Cal, Medicaid, Medicare or insurance companies

 Accessing bank accounts, investment accounts or safe deposit boxes

 Selling, renting, repairing or mortgaging real property

 Acting as your chosen conservator if you become incapacitated.

Durable Powers of Attorney for Management of Financial and Legal Affairs

This document authorizes people you choose to manage your medical and physical needs in the event of incapacity. This includes:

 

 Selecting assisted living facilities or health care workers

 Talking to doctors regarding your medical care and requirements

 Authorizing or denying medical testing and procedures

 Acting as your conservator if you become physically incapacitated

 Withdrawing life sustaining efforts in specified circumstances

 Donating organs at death

 Disposing of remains

Power of Attorney for Health Care

Also called a Financial Power or Durable Power of Attorney for Management of Personal Property and Affairs.

Also called an Advance Health Care Directive or Living Will.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this website location is intended to be for general information only and should not be relied on when making estate planning decisions without also obtaining competent, legal counsel from an attorney. Laws vary from state to state and no respresentations are made as to the accuracy of information except as it pertains to the laws of the State of California.