PETER FALK’S LAW: Proposed Law Gives Visitation Rights to Families of Incapacitated Persons

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A bill introduced in Pennsylvania’s Senate proposes to bring “Peter Falk’s Law” to Pennsylvania.  The law provides visitation rights to the families of incapacitated persons who are under the legal custody of a court appointed guardian.  The law also gives notification rights to families regarding the incapacitated person’s change in residence, admission to a hospital […]

“Elder Abuse Prevention & Protection Act” Seeks to Fight Abuse by Court Appointed Guardians

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Elder abuse is one of the most under reported crimes in our country. Even the reported cases are difficult to prosecute. Older adults are financially exploited through telemarketing, e-mail scams and by those who are supposed to look after the senior’s affairs, such as court appointed guardians. A court appointed guardian is named by a […]

Does Your Power of Attorney Have “Hot Powers”?

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Not all powers of attorney are created equal. Durable financial powers of attorney grant your agent the authority to act for you when you are unable. These agency agreements can vary in terms of scope and complexity. Some financial powers of attorney are very simple. They permit your agent to manage your money and property. […]

Choose Your Medigap Plan Wisely

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A client recently asked me why his Medigap Policy Plan F did not cover physical therapy received in a nursing home after a slip and fall. Medigap policies are intended to cover the co-pays and deductibles associated with traditional Medicare A and B. The Medigap Plan F is one of the more comprehensive Medigap Plans […]