Power of Attorney
If you become sick or disabled, either temporarily or permanently,
who will make decisions for you?
Without a Power of Attorney:
- Your family cannot pay bills
- Your family cannot get records or make other decisions
- Your family will be prevented from helping you get treatment
If you cannot pay bills, get records, or make other decisions, your family will be prevented from helping you get treatment, pay doctors, or get necessary government assistance. If you become unable to manage your personal or business affairs, it may be necessary for a court to appoint one or more people to act for you. Your family will have to file guardianship proceedings. This process involves the Court, lawyers, and usually will cost at anywhere from $4,000 to $50,000.
With a Power of Attorney You…
- Appoint someone you trust to handle your affairs if you cannot do so yourself
- Define their authority and the limits of the authority
- Give your loved ones the tools to help you when you cannot help yourself
Remember all Power of Attorney documents do not offer the same protections and provisions. Watch for the language in the document.
To discuss creating your Power of Attorney or for a review of your current Power of Attorney, call us at 415-905-0215 or fill out the form below to send us an email: