Top Walnut Creek Health Care Power of Attorney Attorneys Near You

Pedder, Hesseltine, Walker & Toth, LLP

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney

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925-318-1840

63 Years Experience in Helping Clients with their Estate Planning Needs.

Frisella Law, APC

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Walnut Creek, CA

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866-748-6512

Law Office Of Jane K. Penhaligen

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Serving Walnut Creek, CA

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Pleasant Hill Estate Planning Law Firm

Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorney | Walnut Creek, 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 …

Health Care Power of Attorney Attorneys in Walnut Creek

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Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney's track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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