Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California

Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California

by Shae Irving J.D.
Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California

Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California

by Shae Irving J.D.

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Don’t let a medical crisis undermine your wishes

No one likes to think about it, but serious accidents and illnesses happen every day. With only a few simple legal forms, you can put important medical and financial decisions in the hands of those you trust the most—while sparing your loved ones expensive, time-consuming, and public court actions.

Using easy-to-follow instructions, this book shows you how to plan for the future by preparing these official California documents:

  • An Advance Health Care Directive, also called a “living will.” It lets you state your wishes for health care if you become incapacitated and name a trusted person who will work with health care providers to be sure you get the kind of care you want.
  • A Durable Power of Attorney for Finances to appoint the person of your choice to manage your finances for you if you no longer can.

This book also explains Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) forms, which alert emergency medical personnel not to administer extreme life-saving measures, and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) forms.

With Downloadable Forms (Specific to California)—The forms in this completely updated 6th edition can be downloaded from Also download a bonus guide on making final arrangements (details inside).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413327113
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 641,074
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Shae Irving has written and edited for Nolo since 1994, specializing in estate planning and family law issues. She has written or co-written books and software, including Prenuptial Agreements: How to Write a Fair and Lasting Contract, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California, Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To, and Nolo's Quicken WillMaker Plus software. Shae graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

1. Planning Ahead—An Overview 2. Advance Health Care Directives 3. Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders 4. Durable Powers of Attorney for Finances 5. Help Beyond the Book Appendixes: A. How to Use the Interactive Forms B. Forms Index
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