New PA Laws of Interest to Older Adults

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The ending of the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Legislative session has resulted in  the enactment of a flurry of new laws. Some may be of particular interest to seniors and their elder law attorneys. The new laws enacted in October include (click on the bill number to be taken to the underlying legislation): HB 270  – Act […]

What is an Adult Guardianship?

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There are two primary types of adult guardians in Pennsylvania – a guardian of the person and a guardian of the estate. A guardian of the person is in charge of the health care decisions and living arrangements for of the individual. A guardian of the estate is in charge of the property management and […]

Guardianship Law Addresses Jurisdictional Disputes

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Guardianship proceedings to appoint a guardian for an incapacitated person often turn into battles between family members as to who will become the guardian.  In many of these disputes, one child files a petition to be appointed guardian of the incapacitated parent in Pennsylvania, while the other child starts a proceeding in New Jersey. In the […]

Legal Tools for Medical & Financial Decision Making

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Financial Management Tools THE FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY.  The Financial Power of Attorney is an invaluable tool for incapacitated persons and their caregivers. Using a Financial Power of Attorney, a person (the “principal”) delegates decision making authority to a trusted family member or other agent. A Financial Power of Attorney allows your financial affairs to […]