What is Power of Attorney?

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What is Power of Attorney?

What is Power of Attorney? As we get older, estate planning becomes increasingly important. Suddenly you will be hearing such terms as “Power of Attorney,” “Revocable Living Trusts” and “Probate.” All of these terms can be very confusing, so it’s important to know what they mean before you begin the estate planning process.

Power of Attorney allows you to designate the person(s) you want to physically take care of you, make your health decisions and manage your property during life, should you be unable to do so. Without such documents, your loved ones will have no ability to manage your personal property or control your medical treatment in accordance with your wishes.

The failure to have a power of attorney for health care can result in years of expensive and often useless medical treatment. In many cases families are forced to bring legal action in an attempt to get the unwanted medical treatment stopped. This necessary legal recourse can be extremely expensive and take years. At Lester & Cantrell, LLP, we have a dedicated and experienced staff of estate planning attorneys who can assist you with designating a power of attorney, along with other important documents.

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If you don’t yet have an estate plan, it’s time to get it done. Your death or incapacity will be emotionally traumatic for your family; don’t make it legally difficult as well.  Call our office at (951) 300-2690 for a phone consultation. We also meet clients by appointment in Newport Beach.