A Power of Attorney is a legal instrument that is used to delegate legal authority to another. The Power of Attorney gives legal authority to another person (called an Agent or Attorney-in-Fact) to make property, financial and other legal decisions for the person who signed the power of attorney.
A Power of Attorney can grant broad legal authority, or very limited authority. The Power of Attorney is frequently used to help in the event of a person's illness or disability or in legal transactions where the person cannot be present to sign necessary legal documents.
Who Needs a Power of Attorney San Diego?
• Every adult 18 years and older should have a valid power of attorney for finances and healthcare in place so that affairs can be effectively handled should you become incapacitated or unable to make qualified decisions for any purposes.
• When an accident or unexpected illness occurs, the person with power of attorney must arrange care or nursing care for an elderly person, which can be stressful and challenging. In managing a sick person's medical and material needs, the caregiver who has been designated as power of attorney will act as a liaison between the family member and other entities, including banking, social worker, physician, investment officer, and sometimes bill collectors or the landlord. Upon producing a certified copy of the form, the POA earns the right to represent the person whose name appears on the document in just about any type of formal proceeding.
What does a power of attorney allow someone to handle:
• Power of Attorney for Finances lets a designee manage real estate transactions, loans, property, repairs, investments, and any kind of banking needs.
• Power of Attorney for Healthcare allows the representative to make decisions related to the health and well being of the other person, including life-and-death matters that can occur suddenly, and thus must be prepared to carry out the wishes of the person who has conveyed representation on the POA. Such situations can occur suddenly and without warning, i.e. accidents, which is why we advise everyone over the age of 18 to have a Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Finances. These are two of the most important instruments a person can possess.
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