How do You Know When You Are Incapacitated?

People who create estate plans typically have a number of tools that address the possibility of becoming incapacitated. Whether you create a health care directive, financial durable power of attorney, living trust, or other devices that allow you to plan ahead against the possibility that you might not be able to one day make your own decisions, the idea of incapacity is an important one that you need to understand. But what is incapacity? What does it mean to be incapacitated and what practical and legal effect does that have? While your estate planning attorney will be able to give you a much more thorough explanation in person, here are some important points you should keep in mind. California Definition Under  California law, an incapacitated person is someone who lacks the ability to make certain types of decisions or take certain types of actions. Specifically, incapacitated people lack certain mental functions and have significant impairments in their ability to understand the


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