There may come a time when you can no longer make your own medical decisions. This may be due to old age, infirmity, illness, or a sudden accident. In such an event it is important that you have a plan in place to ensure that your interests are protected. By establishing a medical power of attorney you can designate someone to make decisions on your behalf in the event you cannot make them for yourself. When granting such authority it is important that you clearly define the power you are giving someone, the duration for which they will have that power, and that you trust the person you are giving authority to. Having a lawyer to help you with the process can be beneficial. Our Santa Ana law firm assists those in need of a medical power of attorney. We also service Anaheim, Irvine, and all of Orange County.
Orange County lawyers creating medical power of attorney for those in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, and elsewhere
A medical power of attorney grants someone else authority to make decisions on your behalf. When granting such authority it is important to determine who it is that will be making such decisions, the circumstances under which they will be granted such authority, and the extent of such power. A medical power of attorney will typically grant authority to a loved one in the event that a person becomes incapacitated. Should one become comatose, or otherwise incompetent, then the power of attorney would take effect. The scope of power, however, can be limited. One may wish to grant their loved one choices as to whether or not medications can be administered without granting authority to allow extreme experimental procedures. Having counsel to assist you in drafting a medical power of attorney can help to ensure that your wishes are followed.
Our Orange County lawyers assist with creating medical powers of attorney for California residents. We will use an initial consultation to determine the reason for needing a document, to help you understand your options, and to develop the best solution possible. We will draft the document, ensure that it is properly executed, and maintain a copy in our file. We will be available to you throughout the process, ensure that your questions are answered, and will quickly respond to your inquiries. We understand that this is a serious decision and we will take it seriously. Contact us today.
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Santa Ana lawyers assisting with other issues which accompany a medical power of attorney
If you require a medical power of attorney then there are likely other needs you have. We can assist with the drafting of a financial power of attorney, the creation of a last will and testament, and the formation of a trust. These are never comfortable situations to deal with. Our lawyers will bring a personalized approach to your case and will strive to give you the highest quality of representation. This is our promise to each and every one of our clients.