More and more, Americans are choosing to be cared for and are dying in their own homes. If you wish to be cared for and die in your own home, it’s especially important to have a plan in place to facilitate that choice. Read this piece by my friend and colleague Steve Hartnett, an estate planning expert, to learn more. How Will You Age in Place and Be Able to Die at Home? … [Read more...] about How Will You Age in Place and Be Able to Die at Home?
Health Care Power of Attorney
The holidays are a special time with family and friends. You can take the opportunity to check on elderly loved ones. It’s also a great time to discuss planning. Read this piece by my friend and colleague Steve Hartnett, an estate planning expert, to learn more. Getting Together with Family for the Holidays … [Read more...] about Getting Together with Family for the Holidays
Choosing the right Agent under a Power of Attorney is one of the most important choices. This article by my friend and colleague Steve Hartnett, an estate planning expert, discusses the qualities of an ideal Agent and qualities to avoid in selecting an Agent. Read on to learn more. Selecting an Agent … [Read more...] about Selecting an Agent
Advance health care directives are the medical portion of a California estate plan. They typically include the designation of a health care agent, a statement of wishes concerning end of life care (commonly called a living will), instructions concerning organ donation and provisions for the disposition of remains. You can also add any other medical instructions you so desire. In other states, such documents are called durable powers of attorney for health care and directives to physicians, … [Read more...] about What is a California Advance Health Care Directives?
You’ve, likely, heard the term, “power of attorney.” Powers of attorney are legal documents used to authorize someone else to act on your behalf, in some sort of legal situation. There are financial, health care, real estate, and business powers of attorney. Financial powers of attorney are often called, “General Durable Power of Attorney.” “General” means that the document covers a myriad of situations, mainly financial and personal business oriented. “Durable” means that the power of … [Read more...] about What’s a Power of Attorney?