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The Law Office of Theresa L. McConville

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Santa Barbara, CA

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805-330-6160

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Whether you are reeling from the death of a loved one or considering how to preserve your own wishes for your future, legal guidance is critical. An individualized estate plan can provide you with peace of mind in knowing that your family, property and end-of-life wishes are solidified in a legally effective form. Similarly, obtaining legal guidance to help you through the …

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Nett & Nett, P.C.

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Santa Barbara, CA

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The Law Offices of William S. Dunlevy

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Santa Barbara, CA

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805-330-1950

Providing Outstanding Legal Representation and Results to Clients throughout California in the areas of Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills, Probate and Trust Administration

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Law Office of Raymond L Stuehrmann

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Santa Barbara, CA

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Exprienced Estate Planning and Compassionate Probate Representation. Serving Ventura County, Southern Santa Barbara, and the San Fernando Valley

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Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

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.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

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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