Establishing A Medical Power of Attorney in California

Posted by Glen D. DuvelOct 20, 20220 Comments

Orange County Lawyers Establishing A Medical Power of Attorney

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 (also called a Health Care Directive or a Living Will), 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.  

What Issues Does A Medical Power Of Attorney Cover?

A medical power of attorney will typically grant authority to a loved on in the event that a person becomes incapacitated.  Should one become comatose, or otherwise incompetent, the medical power of attorney would take effect.  The scope of the power, however, can be limited.  One may wish to grant their loved on choices as to whether or not medications can be administered without granting authority to allow extreme experimental procedures.  One may also instruct loved ones, via their medical power of attorney, what they wish on other topics, like life support, consent, burial or cremation, organ donation, and more.  Glen Duvel can assist you with creating medical powers of attorney for all California residents. 

Good Time To Get Assistance With Other Issues That 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 other important estate planning documents as well, such as:

These are never comfortable situations to deal with.  Glen Duvel will bring you a compassionate and personalized approach to your case and will strive to give you the highest quality of service.  This is our promise to each and every one of our clients.

Contact Glen Duvel for a free estate planning consultation.