Powers of Attorney Category: Estates Wills and Trusts


A power of attorney is typically a legal document that gives one person the power to act for another person, with authority to make legal decisions about property, finances, or medical care. It’s usually used when a person is ill, disabled, or not present for a transaction. There are different types of power of attorney depending on the situation — in which the designated person might have certain limits, durations, springing conditions, or otherwise.


Advanced Health Care Directive (Living Will & Power of Attorney for Health Care)
Power of Attorney (California Uniform Statutory)
Power of Attorney, Revocation
Power of Attorney, Revocation of Recorded
Power of Attorney

Authorize Someone to Act on Your Behalf A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that you (as the “principal”) create. It gives another person (your agent, or “attorney-in-fact”) the legal authority to act on your behalf. You can give your agent broad, ongoing powers, such as handling all...

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Elder and Health Law Clinic
Estates Wills and Trusts

Academic year only. Typically open for intake during June/July and November/December for one to two weeks., Certified law students provide legal advice and undertake representation of low-income individuals 60 and older in the greater Sacramento area. Priority cases include nursing home residents’ rights, alternatives to conservatorships, Social Security, Medicare, Medi-Cal, SSI, health care access, housing, elder abuse, advance health care directives, and simple estate planning tools.

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