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Making decisions about your future requires the guidance of an experienced attorney. Goodrich & Cheung, LLP, has helped clients throughout Southern California. We take the time to understand your goals and help you make smart choices. Our attorneys will guide you in the right direction and talk through all of your concerns.

Advanced Health Care Directive Vs. Power Of Attorney: How Do These Work?

Estate planning is a broad term that covers many different areas. Part of this includes determining who will make decisions on your behalf, should you become incapacitated. This person is known as a power of attorney, and it should be someone who you would trust with your life. This is because they will literally speak for you when it comes to life or death decisions. Understandably, people can become overwhelmed with the idea of holding this much responsibility. This is why it is important to pick someone with who you can have honest, difficult discussions so that they are prepared in the event of an emergency.

Another good way to be prepared is to set up an advanced health care directive. This is done ahead of time and includes your specific wishes. It lists out what you would want to happen, should certain situations arise. By having this legal document in place, it can make things easier for your power of attorney. Since it is written in stone, it is clear as to what you would want. Ideally, both of these things will work together to provide you with proper care. It is important to know that this can always be updated, should you ever decide to change your mind.

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A power of attorney and a health care directive can be used together or separately. Meaning, you do not need both. It is all unique to you. We are here to answer all of your questions. Don’t wait until it is too late. Get more information by calling a knowledgeable firm located in San Diego at 760-352-8463 today. You can also fill out our contact form.