Power of Attorney, Conservatorship, Advanced Health Directives

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

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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.

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

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 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.

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.

You appoint someone to make healthcare decisions for you.

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.

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

Conservatorship types and the procedures and forms you need.

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.

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

What is guardianship? What is conservatorship?

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.

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.

Some common concerns about Advanced Healthcare Directives.