It may not be a pleasant thought, but what would happen if you were unable to manage your own finances, or make your own healthcare decisions? In the face of tragedy, illness, or simply the normal aging process, this can be a very real reality for most of us. Without a good estate plan in place, you and your loved ones may have to endure unnecessary stress and pain. And while estate planning documents can’t prevent difficult situations from happening, they can make the legal end of things much easier. At Scire Law, we offer comprehensive estate planning in San Jose, and can help you create something called a “durable power of attorney.”
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives another person power to act in your place, and the “durable” means that this directive stays in place in the event that you become mentally or physically incapacitated. There are two main areas where a power of attorney is particularly relevant: finances and medical care. Your lawyer will be able to guide you through the creation of both of these separate documents, so you can rest well knowing that you are in good hands. You can appoint a responsible adult of your choosing to handle your money, and/or your healthcare decisions.
When you want to learn more about powers of attorney, and how to create or modify them, come to Scire Law and request your free consultation. We serve the following California counties: San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Alameda, and Santa Clara.