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How would your loved ones manage your finances if you suddenly became disabled or seriously injured? What interruptions might occur during an emergency if your finances were out of reach to your loved ones? La Quinta Estate Planning Attorney Sheila J. Barton can help you take steps to safeguard your property in the event that you are unable to do so. She will thoroughly explain your rights and responsibilities and help you establish a Durable Power of Attorney.
Estate Planning Lawyer Sheila Barton is a compassionate legal advocate who combines integrity with common sense as she offers guidance toward the legal processes which will provide the maximum protection for your unique needs. Call the Barton Law Firm in La Quinta at (760) 834-
An integral part of a comprehensive estate plan, a Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows you, the principal, to give legal authority over your finances to another individual in the event of incapacity. The person you choose as your Attorney-
If you do not establish a legally enforceable Durable Power of Attorney, your family members may be required to attend court proceedings where a conservator will be appointed to make important financial decisions.
In addition to the peace of mind you and your family will gain by knowing that you have provided for the continuing management of your assets and finances, there are several benefits to signing a Durable Power of Attorney while you are able, including:
Avoiding Costly Court Proceedings
Appointing a Trusted Individual
Reducing Financial Interruptions
It is your choice whether these arrangements take effect immediately, or whether they will take effect in the event you become incapacitated. A general Durable Power of Attorney is effective upon signing while a springing Power of Attorney takes effect if you become incapacitated.
As the Principal, you can specify the amount of power given to your chosen Agent. Will this individual handle only business affairs, or will they also take care of your personal banking while also paying your bills? La Quinta Estate Planning Lawyer Sheila Barton thoroughly explains your options and guides you in making the best choice which fits your circumstances.
Estate Planning Attorney Sheila J. Barton has extensive experience helping individuals set forth their wishes through the estate planning process. In addition to a Durable Power of Attorney, she can help you establish a Trust, a Will, and an Advance Health Care Directive.
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