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Frisella Law, APC

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Oakland, CA

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Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Oakland, 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 Oakland, 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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Oakland 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, an Oakland 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.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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