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Who will make important decisions on your behalf in the event that you become incapacitated or can no longer manage your own finances? If you do not make the necessary arrangements, you are at risk that the court will appoint a conservator to manage your affairs while you cannot.
Our Carlsbad Estate Planning Attorney Rickard Borg can help you take steps to safeguard your finances and set forth your healthcare wishes by drafting your Durable Power of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directive. With these documents, you will choose the person, also called your “Agent” or “Attorney-in-Fact,” who will make decisions regarding your healthcare and financial needs.
Call the Law Office of Borg & Duisters to arrange for your confidential consultation with our compassionate Estate Planning Lawyer. We will fully explain your rights and make sure you understand the full scope of the matter. Contact Estate Planning Lawyer Rickard Borg at (760) 729- 2313 to discuss your situation. Our office accepts evening appointments for your convenience.
Safeguard Your Assets with a Durable Power of Attorney
A Durable Power of Attorney is an important part of your comprehensive estate plan. It allows you to give another individual the power to make decisions regarding your finances even after you become incompetent. Carlsbad Estate Planning Attorney Rickard Borg advises clients to choose an Agent carefully. This person should be someone in whom you have complete trust.
A Durable Power of Attorney covers all financial-related actions and decisions, including:
Signature for Tax Returns
Executing Property-Related Documents
Deposits to Accounts
Withdrawals to Accounts
Adding Asset into Your Living Trust
The Durable Power of Attorney does not take the place of your Trust or Will. This document works with the others to ensure your affairs are handled according to your wishes. The power given to your Agent can be as limited or as broad as you like. As long as you are able, you may change the terms or revoke the Durable Power of Attorney at any time. The Durable Power of Attorney evaporates on your expiration.
With more than 40 years of experience, Carlsbad Estate Planning Lawyer Rickard Borg has found that some clients are able to utilize the Durable Power of Attorney in other ways. If they are out of town or simply cannot get to where the signature is needed, the Agent will sign the paperwork. Contact our office to create your Durable Power of Attorney today.
Ensure Your Medical Wishes with an Advance Health Care Directive
Similar to the Durable Power of Attorney, the Advance Health Care Directive allows you to designate another person as your Health Care Agent to make decisions to manage your health when you are no longer able to do so. These arrangements may include your wishes for:
Extent of Life-Saving Measures Desired
Elder Care Living Arrangements
Personal Care Decisions
Advance Funeral Arrangement
Carlsbad Estate Planning Attorney Rickard Borg can help you and your family gain peace of mind by knowing your preferences for care have already been decided.
Contact a Knowledgeable Estate Planning Attorney Today
In addition to a Trust and a Will, the Durable Power of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directive are critical parts of your comprehensive estate plan. Making decisions now may greatly reduce the potential for conflict among family members in the event you become incompetent or otherwise unable to manage your financial and healthcare decisions.
Call the Law Offices of Borg & Duisters for skilled legal guidance at (760) 729-2313. Please arrange for an appointment with our experienced Carlsbad Estate Planning Lawyer. Complete the online Case Evaluation Form, and we will schedule a consultation at your convenience.