California Power of Attorney Forms

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General and Statutory Power of Attorney Forms

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Child Care Power of Attorney

Limited or Special or Vehicle Power of Attorney

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Power of Attorney for California

A power of attorney allows an agent to act on your behalf based on the terms of the document, whether a General Power of Attorney, Limited Power of Attorney, Child Care Power of Attorney or others.

California Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Uniform Act: Power of Attorney Uniform Law, California Codes, Probate Code, Division 4.5, Part 2, Chapter 2 are the laws governing Power of Attorney forms in CA.

CA Definition of Power of Attorney: A power of attorney is a legal instrument that allows you to appoint another person to act on your behalf based on the contents of the POA.

Principal and Agent: When you execute a power of attorney you are acting as the Principal. The person you appoint is your agent, also called your Attorney-in-Fact.

Durable: According to California Section 4124, a durable power of attorney is where the power of attorney continues in effect even if you are subsequently disabled or incapacitated.

Conservator: In California the agent can nominate a court conservator or guardian for you if needed.

Revocation or Termination: You can revoke the POA if you are competent. You can also specify a termination date in the POA. It terminates automatically at your death.

Revocation or Termination can also occur where the purpose of power of attorney is fulfilled, on the removal, incapacity, death or resignation of the agent(s) and on annulment of marriage (when the principal and agent are married couple).

General Power of Attorney

Q: What is a General Power of Attorney

A General Power of Attorney is a legal document which gives the person you choose (the agent) the power to manage your assets and financial affairs while you are alive. The document must be signed by you (the principal) while you have the required legal capacity to give your agent clear and concise instructions. The appointment may be for a fixed period and can be revoked by you at any time providing you still have the legal capacity to do so. A power of attorney ceases when you die. The executor named in your will then takes over the responsibilities of your estate.

Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney

Q: What is a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney?

A: A Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows an individual to designate another person to make medical decisions for him or her when he or she cannot make decisions for himself or herself. In other words it names someone who stands in your shoes and tells the doctors what to do or what not do for you.

A Living Will is a document that allows a person to explain in writing which medical treatment he or she does or does not want during a terminal illness. A terminal illness is a fatal illness that leads ultimately to death. A Living Will takes effect only when the patient is incapacitated and can no longer express his or her wishes. The will states which medical treatments may be used and which may not be used to die naturally and without the patientís life being artificially prolonged by various medical procedures. Although the term Living Will may indicate that it is a Will, in reality, it is more similar to a Power of Attorney than a Will.

Limited or Special Power of Attorney?

Q: What is a limited or special power of attorney?

A: A Limited power of attorney is one which is limited to a specific act or particular purpose. It is also referred to as special power of attorney. A limited power of attorney allows the Principal to give only specific powers to the agent.

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