A power of attorney is like a contingency plan in case there comes a time when you are no longer able to handle your financial affairs on your own. It appoints an agent (called the attorney in fact) to handle your financial affairs and gives that person direction for how you want your finances handled. It is a good idea for everyone with assets to have a power of attorney, and it is important to make sure that this is done accurately and effectively. I can help. At The Law Office of John Iaccarino, in San Mateo County, you will find a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in estate planning. I can help you create your power of attorney document to ensure accuracy and effectiveness of this important estate planning tool. Working with an experienced estate planning attorney also means greater flexibility with types of documents, allowing you to do more with your power of attorney than you could with an online form.
Why You Need A Power Of Attorney
There are some key benefits to working with an attorney to draft a power of attorney document:
- Avoiding conservatorship: A well-drafted power of attorney appoints an agent. This is someone you trust to handle your financial affairs if you become incapacitated. Without this document or if the document is not properly drafted, the court will appoint a conservator, someone you don’t know at all, to take authority over your financial affairs.
- Giving direction: The power of attorney also gives detailed directions to your agent as to how exactly you want your finances handled.
- Gaining assurance: I make the process as simple as possible. When you work with me, I take the time to help you understand your options. My experience gives you assurance that everything will be in place.
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If you are not sure whether you want to establish a power of attorney in California, call my office 650-288-1591 or send me an email. We can sit down together at your free, no-obligation consultation and I will explain the benefits of drafting a power of attorney with a skilled, experienced lawyer.