If you’re going through probate, you may have just lost a loved one. One thing that many people realize after losing a loved one and going through probate is that you need to make sure your wishes are clear. Both for what will happen to your estate after you die and what your wishes are if you become ill or unable to speak for yourself. So, while we discuss estate planning and probate regularly on this blog, many of our clients express that they wish their loved one had had specific instructions for when they were ill before they  died. In this state, such a plan is called a California Advance Health Care Directive.

California Advance Health Care Directive

A California Advance Health Care Directive can be a part of your estate plan. This plan informed your loved ones of very specific conditions under which you would or wouldn’t want to continue medical care. For example, your loved ones might assume that you wouldn’t want to be on a machine to keep you breathing if you were incoherent. Yet, maybe you want to have every possible action taken to prolong your life. Or maybe the reverse is true. A California Advance Health Care Directive can even state that you want all life-saving measures taken no matter what your prognosis is said to be. When you create a California Advance Health Care Directive, you’ll choose someone to have healthcare power of attorney authority for you. Keep in mind, this person may need to enforce your wishes even in the face of family objections, so consider this agent carefully!

To see a copy of the form from the State of California, click here.

Do You Need A California Realtor Specializing In Probate?

We are experts in the probate sale under the probate code and trust law. So, we know the California Probate Code. We won’t let you get lost in it. If you need a realtor in California specializing in probate, please contact us today! We are upfront and honest about the costs of probate. Everyone wants to know about probate fees, but no one wants to talk about them. We will though. Sentinel Realty Partners wants our clients to be fully prepared and fully informed about buying or selling California probate real estate.

We have a list of the absolute best probate lawyers in California available for our customers. Plus, we also have relationships with the most vetted contractors, plumbers and electricians in California. See? We will guide you through every step of the process of selling (or even purchasing) a home involved in probate.

If you are buying a home in California, please have a look at our probate property search. If you need a Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, or San Bernardino professional to help you through the probate real estate maze, call us! These waters a murky, and you’ll want a knowledgeable, dependable, responsive team behind you. Check out Sentinel Realty Partners’ client reviews.

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