What Makes a Power of Attorney “Durable”?

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A Power of Attorney is a legal document you use to authorize another person to act on your behalf. The rules governing powers of attorney are generally a matter of state law. Many state laws are based on the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. But the terminology and rules can vary substantially from state to […]

The Importance of a Will for a Younger Person

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It is easy to put off estate planning. Many estate planning documents don’t come into play until something bad occurs, such as death or incapacity, and no matter what your age, these are uncomfortable topics to discuss. This procrastination in estate planning is particularly true with younger people, where the urgency of a health crisis […]

Resolutions to Protect Family

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During the holidays, families gather together and celebrate the season with their traditions. Many anticipate seeing the new baby, eating Aunt Penny’s red and green M&M cookies, going to candlelight church service, having a special family game night or just being still in front of a fireplace together. Families are not necessarily blood relatives but […]

More Changes to PA Power of Attorney Law

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Pennsylvania has revisited its law pertaining to the requirements for signing and notarization of powers of attorney. HB 665 was signed by the Governor on October 4, 2016. It becomes Act 103 of 2016. The new law modifies Chapter 56 of Title 20 (the Decedent’s, Estate’s and Fiduciaries Code) and Title 57 (Notaries Public) of […]

Why Do I Need a Will?

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Here are ten good reasons why you may need to have a will The basic legal document you use to protect, care for, and provide for your loved ones in the event of your death is your will. In a will you can give important instructions regarding how your property should be distributed after your […]