Burbank Durable Powers of Attorney Lawyer

Burbank Estate Planning Attorney

Durable powers of attorney allow you to authorize another individual to act or make decisions on your behalf in financial, business or legal matters should you become incapacitated and unable to do so yourself. Shelley Rios, Attorney at Law is a Burbank real estate, probate, wills & trusts lawyer whose firm is dedicated to clients in Burbank, Glendale, Toluca Lake, Sunland, Tujunga, Sherman Oaks and surrounding areas. The firm may be able to help you with this important legal decision in regard to your estate planning needs.

Why Establish Durable Powers of Attorney?

Establishing a durable power of attorney gives you and your wishes for the care of your estate, finances and even health or medical care strong legal protection. Should the worst happen and you become physically or mentally incapacitated after an accident or illness, it is important to have someone acting on your behalf according to your specific instructions and for your express benefit. Having someone you trust acting with durable powers of attorney also prevents the need for a conservatorship being sought in probate court on your behalf. Even if you never end up needing this form of legal protection, the peace of mind alone is worth it and it's a good compliment to a living will or living trust.

How a Burbank Durable Powers of Attorney Lawyer May Help

Unlike a conservatorship, there will be no court supervision of the individual acting as your attorney-in-fact so it is crucial that this individual is well-chosen. A Burbank durable powers of attorney lawyer assists the client in choosing a friend, relative or organization that will be up to the task. The attorney can also help groove this individual in as to what exactly is expected of them, their legal responsibilities, etc. Having an attorney's help in drafting a DPA ensures that your needs and wishes as well as any state or other legal requirements are fully met.

Contact a Burbank durable powers of attorney lawyer to get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your wishes and estate will be well-cared for if you are incapacitated.