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San Jose Powers of Attorney Lawyer

Acting on Your Behalf When You're Unable

There may come a time when you are unable to make a decision or execute a legal action on your own behalf. Perhaps you've been injured in an accident and are temporarily unconscious. Perhaps while you're on an overseas trip, your California home is damaged in a storm and someone will need to manage repairs.

Powers of attorney gives someone else, a trusted friend or family member, the right to act on your behalf when you are unable to do so. The time to set someone up with the powers of attorney is before you need it. If you need and it don't have it, it may be too late.

If you become incapacitated and have not provided someone with powers of attorney, one of your children might have to be appointed as your conservator. This costs time and money, in addition to being a bureaucratic nightmare. It is an elder law issue families across the country are facing.

To have someone designated with powers of attorney, contact the San Jose powers of attorney law firm of Robert A. Froehlich or call 408-293-0463 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Santa Clara Health Care Directives Lawyer

A health care directive is the same thing as a durable power of attorney for health care. You should be very careful who you give this authority to, because it could be, literally, a life or death matter.

The key issue is — who do you trust?

There are several options to consider:

  • Have you been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another debilitating disease and want to give long term discretion to another party?
  • Will you be undergoing surgery, expect a full recovery and only need the health care directive to cover your time in surgery and recovery?
  • Do you want to give it to a non-relative or someone who is not on your inheritance list?

More Than 30 Years of Estate Planning Experience

I focus my legal practice on estate planning, tax planning and probate, and would be happy to help you accomplish your legal objectives. Contact Robert A. Froehlich, Attorney at Law, for a free initial consultation or call 408-293-0463 to schedule an initial meeting.

Office Location

Robert A. Froehlich, Attorney at Law
96 N. Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-293-0463
Fax: 408-293-9514
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Located in San Jose, California, Robert A. Froehlich, Attorney at Law, does estate planning for clients throughout Silicon Valley and Northern California, including Palo Alto, Fremont, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Redwood City and Milpitas and elsewhere in Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz, Alameda County and San Francisco County.