Sacramento Attorneys For Establishing Durable Power Of Attorney
Establishing durable power of attorney in California allows a person to designate a trusted individual to make financial decisions on his or her behalf if he or she becomes incapacitated. At Hackard Law, A Professional Law Corporation, durable power of attorney is part of every comprehensive estate plan that we create for our clients. We also create an advance health care directive, which designates an individual to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated and unable to do so.
This estate planning tool is called durable power of attorney because it remains valid even if the principal (the person granting the power) becomes incapacitated. A general power of attorney grants the same decision-making authority, but it is voided if the principal becomes incapacitated.
Failure to create durable power of attorney could leave your loved ones unable to make financial decisions at a critical point. It may take months of legal wrangling to untangle and result in family turmoil.
We Recommend A Regular Review Of Your Power Of Attorney Documents
Life changes such as divorce, remarriage or the death of a spouse make it important to review these documents periodically to ensure that your wishes remain unchanged and the right people are designated to act on your behalf.
We invite you to schedule a free consultation with an experienced estate planning lawyer to discuss your estate planning needs, including durable power of attorney and advance health care directives. We work with clients in Greater Sacramento and throughout Northern California.