A Power of Attorney is among the most well-known and frequently used of all estate planning tools. When properly drafted and utilized, a Power of Attorney makes a versatile and effective estate planning tool; however, when improperly drafted or used a Power of Attorney can do more harm than good. To help ensure that your estate plan works as intended, the Los Angeles estate planning attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC explain several common Power of Attorney mistakes you can avoid … [Read more...] about Common Power of Attorney Mistakes You Can Avoid Making
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A durable power of attorney is a very important estate planning tool. It allows someone you choose to handle some or all of your affairs, should you become unable to do so yourself. You, the person signing the legal instrument, is known as the “principal.” The person you authorize to act on your behalf is called the “agent” or the “attorney-in-fact.” A durable power of attorney is a specific type of power of attorney. Unlike a regular power of attorney, a “durable” power of attorney will … [Read more...] about Durable Power of Attorney in Los Angeles: What Are Its Advantages?
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone the power to act on behalf of someone else. In California, the person executing the document is referred to as the “principal” and the person chosen to act on the principal’s behalf is referred to as the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact.” What are the Different Types of Power of Attorneys? There is a generally four different types of powers of attorney documents recognized in California. A Durable Power of Attorney, a General Power of … [Read more...] about What are the formalities of signing a power of attorney in California? [UPDATED 2020]
Power of attorney come in different shapes and sizes, each with its own purpose and level of authority. Standard powers of attorney terminate when the person executing it has become mentally incapacitated. A durable power of attorney, on the other hand, remains in effect even after incapacity. The most common types of durable power of attorney are those that deal with finances and medical care. In California, an “agent,” also referred to as “attorney-in-fact,” is the person chosen to step … [Read more...] about Who can serve as an agent under a power of attorney in California?
A power of attorney is a legal document that bestows on someone the authority to act on behalf of someone else. The person who creates the power of attorney is called the “principal.” The person who is given that authority to act is known as the “agent” or the “attorney in fact.” The most common types of power of attorney are those for handling someone’s financial affairs or their medical care and treatment. A power of attorney is an invaluable estate planning tool. Each power of attorney … [Read more...] about What is a Power of Attorney?
A Power of Attorney, or POA,6 is a very common estate planning tool which can be customized to fit your specific needs. Part of that customization is the ability to execute either a general power of attorney or a specific power of attorney, depending on your intended purpose. Since every person and every family will have distinct needs that should be addressed in estate planning, understanding the benefits of different types of powers of attorney will help to ensure that you create your own … [Read more...] about Power of Attorney in Los Angeles: How is a Limited POA Different from a General POA?
A power of attorney is a flexible estate planning tool that allows you to choose someone who will handle all or part of your personal affairs, including making health care decisions. The person who signs and executes the power of attorney is known as the “principal.” The person authorized to act on behalf of the principal is the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact.” A durable power of attorney is a special kind of power of attorney that will remain in effect even if the principal becomes … [Read more...] about Should I have a durable power of attorney for health care?