Medical & Financial Power of Attorney
There are several types of power of attorney that you can include in your estate plan, such as a financial or medical power of attorney.
A medical power of attorney, also known as a durable POA for healthcare is a type of advance healthcare directive that’s used to carry out your wishes if you became too ill or injured to speak for yourself. The healthcare proxy you name will be authorized to work with your physician and healthcare provider to make medical decisions for you.
On the other hand, a financial power of attorney grants your agent the authority to handle your financial affairs if you become incapacitated. Some POAs may be limited to a single transaction, while others have a more comprehensive scope.
Our California estate planning attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew Dósa can discuss your options with you and provide legal assistance in preparing the documents to protect you and your family.