Last updated January 4, 2022

We’ve created two guides to help you prepare for the future: Getting Your Affairs in Order and Power of Attorney

Getting Your Affairs in Order

The Getting Your Affairs in Order guide covers basic information about decisions and documents you can use to help control what happens to your property after you die. The section on wills includes sources for writing your own will and the requirements to making a valid one. Additionally, it describes what a transfer on death deed is and what it can used for. Lastly, it covers designated beneficiaries.

Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows you to choose who will care for you, handle your financial matters, and designate a caretaker for your children if you are incapacitated. Our guide has information about POA for health care, often called an Advanced Health Care Directive, including links to samples and steps to follow. Additionally, the section on financial POA has sample documents, checklists and more. 

San Diego Law Library YouTube Channel

Additionally, check out this video on San Diego Law Library’s YouTube channel which covers estate planning concerns related to COVID-19: