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Frisella Law, APC

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Hayward, CA

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Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Hayward, CA

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Walnut Creek Estate Planning Law Firm

Since 1993, Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson has been committed to the success of our clients and communities, providing comprehensive legal services to individuals, businesses, and public entities throughout Northern California. Our firm has over twenty-five years of experience providing comprehensive estate planning services. Our goal is to provide the best …

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Law Office Of Jane K. Penhaligen

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Hayward, CA

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Pleasant Hill Estate Planning Law Firm

Planning your estate is really about planning for your family and friends. Most people have concerns and objectives and want an attorney who will listen to them. I help people create solid estate plans that brings them comfort while securing their future and that of their family. Do you want to know how to best transfer your estate to your family and friends? Call the …

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Hayward Health Care Power of Attorney Information

Are You Considering Creating a Health Care Power of Attorney?

If you have a debilitating health issue that may render you incapable of making informed decisions about your medical care, a Hayward lawyer can help prepare a health care power of attorney for you and assist with getting the document properly executed.

The Scope of a Health Care Power of Attorney

A health care power of attorney is a document by which you give limited temporary authority to another person to act on your behalf. You specify in writing that the person, to whom you designate as your health care agent, can make decisions regarding your medical treatment and health care.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Health Care Power of Attorney Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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