When creating your estate plan there is a lot of information to process and a million things to consider. It can feel overwhelming as the pressure and anxiety about making sure you have everything sufficiently covered can weigh down on you. By seeking legal assistance, the process does not have to feel like a such burden, and California residents can make sure nothing has been overlooked -- for example, failing to assign powers of attorney.
By assigning powers of attorney to a friend, family member or other individual you deem fit to be your personal representative, you are basically giving that person the rights to act on your behalf. There are two main types of powers of attorney, one for medical purposes and one for financial purposes. Whomever you designate will be able to make medical decisions for you and/or handle your financial affairs. Both are significant responsibilities that should not be given to just anyone.
Assigning powers of attorney is not always an easy task. There are those who may not feel that they have someone in their lives capable of handling this role. An experienced attorney may be able to provide guidance on this matter. To learn more about assigning powers of attorney, please take a moment and visit our firm's website.
For some California residents, estate planning and designating powers of attorney will come easy. For others, though, it can be a difficult and tedious process. A skilled estate planning attorney can be there to help you every step of the way in order to ensure all your legal bases are covered and that your family members and assets are protected in the event of your death or incapacitation.