Incapacity Planning

Incapacity Planning Attorney: Riverside County and Surrounding Areas

Incapacity planning is a broad area of law that covers how you are cared for if you become physically or mentally unable to care for yourself. The type of care could range from simple tasks like buying groceries, paying bills, and handling financial matters to more important decisions such as selling real estate, gifting assets to your children, or making critical medical decisions. Depending on the needs of the individual or family, incapacity planning could include a number of planning techniques such as Property Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills or Advance Health Care Directives or Guardianships/Conservatorships.

Under today's laws, both state and federal, you have fundamental rights to control your life. These rights include the right to choose who will make decisions for you if you become incapacitated. Advance directives are written instruments that you can use to give others advance instructions or "directives" for the times when you are not able to make your own decisions because of incapacity.

Good advance planning includes the use of a power of attorney, an appointment of health care representative, and a living will or life prolonging procedures declaration. Although there have been court decisions that recognize the authority of certain classes of family members to speak for you in health care matters when you cannot speak for yourself, advance directives are still necessary to ensure that your wishes will be respected.

Estate Planning Attorney Serving San Bernardino County Region

What is a Guardianship or Conservatorship?

Guardianship, also known as Conservatorship, is a court-supervised proceeding which names an individual or entity to manage the affairs of an incapacitated person. A Guardianship may also include the duty to care for the incapacitated person.

Our law firm helps clients create a plan to handle their affairs in the event they become disabled, thereby avoiding the necessity of a public Guardianship proceeding. Call us today at (800) 409-6271 to find out more.

Free Strategy Session: Estate Planning Attorney: Redlands, CA

To learn more about your rights with respect to Veterans aid and attendance benefits and other available legal options, schedule your free strategy session with California lawyer Esther Chen Wang today by calling 800-409-6271. You can also contact us online. All communications remain entirely confidential.