Living Wills & Powers of Attorney for California

Living Wills & Powers of Attorney for California

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Living Wills & Powers of Attorney for California

California edition!

, J.D.

, 4th Edition

Living Wills & Powers of Attorney for California helps Californians create a living will and other legal forms they need to protect their families, property and themselves. Step by step, it takes you through the creation of a:

  • Living Will (known as an "Advance Health Care Directive")
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Finance
  • Do Not Resuscitate Order

Provides all the legal forms you need, including downloadable updates to California notary certificates, effective January 1, 2015.

Create a living will and more with all the forms and information California families need.

Living Wills & Powers of Attorney for California helps families avoid legal problems if they ever become unable to make health care or financial decisions for themselves. Step by step, it takes readers through the creation of a:

  • Living Will (known as an "Advance Health Care Directive")
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Finance
  • Do Not Resuscitate Order

You'll also get a wallet card you can use to alert others to the existence of your advance directive, plus forms you can use if you ever want to revise or revoke a document.

This fully updated edition of Living Wills & Powers of Attorney for California offers all-new material to walk you through the intricacies of planning final arrangements, along with expanded information on making difficult medical choices. Plus, your pets will be able to get the care they need in an emergency with the updated durable financial power of attorney.

Nolo has dozens of products created just for California residents. Check out Nolo's list of California products.

Critical Update Available: Effective January 1, 2015, California notary certificates have changed. After purchase, please visit the link provided in your book to download the most recent forms for California.

 

“Seeing a loved one become incapacitated is hard enough. This guide will provide some peace of mind for family members through trying times.”-Mark Reagan, Health Care Attorney

ISBN
9781413318333
Number of Pages
160
Included Forms

  • California Advance Health Care Directive
  • California Wallet Medical Emergency Card
  • California Revocation of Advance Health Care Directive
  • California Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order
  • California Statutory Form Power of Attorney
  • California Physician’s Determination of Incapacity
  • California Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney for Finances: Recorded
  • California Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney for Finances: Unrecorded

*Audio files are not available with the ebook

I. How to Use This Book

1. Planning Ahead-An Overview

  • Why You Should Plan for Incapacity
  • Using Medical Directives
  • Using a Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
  • The Mental Capacity Requirement
  • Will You Need a Lawyer?
  • If a Loved One Needs Help
  • Other Important Issues to Consider

2. Advance Health Care Directives

  • How Advance Directives Work
  • About Your Health Care Agent
  • Preparing Your Advance Directive
  • What to Do After You Complete Your Advance Directive
  • Revoking an Advance Directive

3. Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders and POLST Forms

  • How DNR Orders Work
  • Preparing a DNR Order
  • What to Do After You Complete a DNR Order
  • Revoking a DNR Order
  • About POLST Forms

4. Durable Powers of Attorney for Finances

  • How Durable Powers of Attorney for Finances Work
  • About Your Agent for Finances
  • Preparing Your Durable Power of Attorney
  • Making Your Durable Power of Attorney Legal
  • Revoking a Durable Power of Attorney for Finances

5. Help Beyond the Book

  • Document Preparers
  • Lawyers
  • Getting More Information on Your Own

Appendixes

A. How to Use the Interactive Forms on Nolo.com

  • Editing RTFs: General Instructions
  • Downloadable Files

B. Tear-Out Forms

Index

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DOWNLOAD FORMS - All forms in this book are accessible online. After purchase, you can find a link to the URL in Appendix A.

KEEP UP TO DATE - When there are important changes to the information in this book, we will post updates

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