Power of Attorney

Laguna Woods Power of Attorney Lawyer

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There is only one thing we can know for certain in this world and that is that life is uncertain. At any moment, it is possible to suffer from a serious medical illness or accident. When these incidents suddenly occur, you and your family will be placed in a difficult predicament. Your loved ones may be unsure about what next steps they should take if they do not know your stance about end-of-life care. A judge might even end up making decisions which you would never have endorsed.

The optimal way to avoid such heartache and anxiety is by designating a California power of attorney with the Law Offices of Steven Giammichele. Our Laguna Woods power of attorney lawyer can help you navigate through such difficult waters and establish exactly what you want to occur to your property.


Contact us now at (949) 303-7811 if you are looking to have any of your questions about power of attorney answered by our reliable estate planning lawyer.


Definition of a California Power of Attorney

Despite its slightly misleading name, a “California power of attorney” is not a person but a document. This legal form then gives a designated person the ability or “power” to carry out your desires on your behalf in the event that you have been incapacitated and are no longer able to communicate your desires.

A power of attorney is often used for sale transactions of automobiles and real estate, but it does not have to only relate to monetary matters. It can even give a family member the ability to determine an extent of life support or grant the opportunity to donate organs for charitable causes. Usually, a power of attorney is given to one person who then is in charge of all the decisions. However, it is also possible to divide the different rights and responsibilities amongst a number of interested parties.

Types of Power of Attorney

When it comes to the type of power of attorney you are choosing, there are essentially three main categories to select from.

These three primary types of power of attorney include:

  • General power of attorney – Also known as a “financial power of attorney,” this POA allows the main agent to have a large expanse of authority over several kinds of legal issues. The only exception is that of health care decisions.
  • Limited power of attorney – This type of authorization is restricted to a short period of time in a narrowly defined circumstance. For example, if you are traveling abroad for a month, you could allow an agent the authority to run your business just during this specific window of time.
  • Power of attorney for health care – This document gives your agent power to make crucial choices about your medical care and treatment, but only in the situation where you yourself are physically or mentally incapable of expressing your own decisions.

Prepared for the Future

Without clear and detailed specifications of what exactly will happen to your estate, assets, and debts, your family will be forced to make challenging decisions which might even create conflict during such a stressful time. However, thanks to the opportunity of establishing a power of attorney with the Law Offices of Steven Giammichele, you and your loved ones can prepare for the future and feel full confidence that your plans are being carried out exactly the way you want them to.

Call us today at (949) 303-7811 or contact us so that our Laguna Woods power of attorney lawyer can help you eliminate stress over the future.

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