Power of Attorney, Conservatorship, Advanced Health Directives

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Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.

Name an agent and provide health care instructions.

Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud and financial abuse! Be vigilant, be observant. Physical or financial abuse will continue so long as no one knows about it. Listed below are our Top 10 Safety Tips to always keep in mind.

The legal way to give formal notice is to have the other side "served" with a copy of the paperwork that you have filed with the court.

This handbook has been written to help you with your role as conservator of a person, conservator of an estate, or limited conservator of a person or estate.

Questions to ask at a medical appointment. Legal issues affecting caregivers.

You appoint someone to make healthcare decisions for you.

Conservatorship types and the procedures and forms you need.

Info about durable power of attorney for financial matters.

This guide provides clear and concise answers to questions such as how to: pay for home care, apply for public benefits, make appropriate health care decisions for yourself and others, protect elders in their homes, and thrive as a caregiver.

What is guardianship? What is conservatorship?

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What's involved in the process and things to think about.

Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. To help financial caregivers, we"ve released easy-to-understand Managing Someone Else"s Money guides.

Some common concerns about Advanced Healthcare Directives.

You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.

A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.

This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.

Your options for giving someone decision-making powers.

Without written protections in place, your "chosen family" will not be legally recognized, and could very easily be questioned or contested by a biological family member.

What are the legal documents everyone should have to fulfill your wishes while you're alive and after you die?

A formal agreement is one a way to compensate a family member for providing care if he or she gives up their job or spends significant time providing care.

A form to describe the kinds of medical treatment you want toward the end of life.

Considerations to make and topics to consider.

This series explores end of life wishes, often incompletely expressed and honored.

Sample forms for Advance Health Care Directive, Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, and Do-Not-Resuscitate orders.

A Power of Attorney for Health Care (PAHC) is a legal document that allows you to stay in charge of your care by selecting and naming who will make decisions for you if you become incapacitated.

A living will documents your wishes concerning medical treatments at the end of life.