When you suddenly realize you need a notarized power of attorney, you’ll likely need it done fairly quickly. We can have the document ready for you to sign and notarize today. Just call us at 888-250-8450 or use the Get Power of Attorney button below.
Do I Need a Notarized Power of Attorney?
A power of attorney is a legal document you need in order to delegate your legal decision-making to another person. There are two main reasons you may need to do this:
- Handle necessary legal tasks for loved ones. A notarized power of attorney allows you to conduct legal transactions on behalf of someone you love, including that person’s medical care, financial matters, and caring for that person’s children or other dependents.
- Save time and money. To create a power of attorney, the person giving the power must have the legal capacity to do so. If that person lacks capacity, you will have to spend time and money to petition the court for a conservatorship – a conservatorship is the court-appointed authority to make legal decisions on behalf of another’s well-being and/ or finances. The power of attorney bypasses this court process, saving you time, money, and hassle.
It is fast, easy, and affordable to get a notarized power of attorney with Denni Law, Inc. Just call us at 888-250-8450 or use the Get Power of Attorney button below.
Types of Power of Attorney
When you give your legal power over to another, you have many options when you do so, as spelled out by California law on the subject. Thus, there are different types of powers of attorney, depending on your needs.
Durable Power of Attorney. “Durable” means the legal powers granted will remain in effect even in the event the person granting the power becomes incapacitated – “incapacitated” can mean unconscious, dementia, or otherwise unable to make legal decisions.
Springing Power of Attorney. A power of attorney does not have to take effect today, but can begin at some point in the future, and can terminate whenever you so choose. This can be useful if you want to give another the legal power to care for your children for a limited time only, such as while you are traveling. Or it can be useful when creating your estate plan and you want legal powers to transfer only if you become incapacitated.
Medical Power of Attorney. A medical power of attorney in California is called an Advance Healthcare Directive. You can read our article about the Advance Healthcare Directive here.
General vs. Limited. When you give another person legal authority, you can be very specific about the type of powers you give. If you choose to give only specific powers such as caring for real property transactions only, this is the “limited power of attorney.” A “general power of attorney” on the other hand is sweeping and covers all financial legal powers.
Notarized. A power of attorney in California must be notarized, or witnessed by two independent witnesses.
How Do I Get a Notarized Power of Attorney?
A power of attorney is an important document and needs to be done right. At Denni Law, Inc. we can create your document precisely according to your needs and plans. If you want it done quickly, easily, and affordably, call me at 888-250-8450, or click the button below.