Creating a Durable Power of Attorney
You can use power of attorney in a variety of different ways. For example, you can specify how long the agent's powers last or when they come into effect. Some seniors choose to give power of attorney to a loved one immediately; others only want the POA to come into effect if they are unable to make financial decisions for themselves. Durable power of attorney lasts until your death—unless you choose to revoke or modify it—and is the most common type of POA used in estate planning.
The person designated will not have the ability to make medical decisions for you unless you are unable to make them yourself. A durable POA or advanced healthcare directive can be changed or revoked at any time, but assigning power of attorney is still a significant legal decision that can seriously affect your life. It is important to discuss your decision with your family and loved ones. You should also book a consultation with a trained lawyer to be sure your wishes are honored.
Contact us to set up durable power of attorney. We serve families in Glendale, California, and surrounding communities, including Burbank, Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Sun Valley.