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Category Archives: Power of Attorney

What’s the Distinction Between A Traditional and A Durable Power of Attorney?

A common estate planning term you’ve probably heard of before is power of attorney. Power of attorney is a very valuable document in your estate planning and each different type has its own provisions and rules. If you’re unsure of … Continue reading

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Tips for Choosing Your Healthcare Power of Attorney

Any loved one should have a power of attorney for healthcare set aside. This is the individual who is empowered to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so because of your own incapacitation. Depending … Continue reading

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Getting a Durable Power of Attorney to Work in Your Estate Plan

Many people are at least familiar with the potential cost of long-term care. Many individuals in sandwich generation are responsible for taking care of their parents who are aging while also caring for children. This can be an overwhelming experience … Continue reading

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High School Graduates Need Estate Planning, Too

In the flurry of preparing for moving off to college and enjoying summer activates like graduation parties, it’s easy to neglect the legal consequences of failing to have documents in place as your child prepares to go off to a … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Having an Evolving Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a basic instrument that is used to authorize another individual to act on your behalf in a business, legal or medical matter. Typically, a power of attorney only kicks into action when you become incapacitated … Continue reading

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How to Make Sure Your Power of Attorney Actually Works

A durable power of attorney is an important document for protecting yourself. However, from an institution’s point of view it is important to consider what they would look at in determining whether or not a durable power of attorney is … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Powers of Attorney

When most people consider estate planning, they are thinking about wills and trusts. However, it’s important to realize that these are not the only components of a successful estate plan. An estate plan should also have powers of attorney. More … Continue reading

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For Caregivers, Ensuring Legal Matters Essential

Caregivers of people with serious illnesses, particularly cognitive issues of the elderly, have a lot on their plate, but they also have an obligation to make future legal preparations for their loved ones. “As a caregiver, you should begin making … Continue reading

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Power Of Attorney Valuable, But Subject To Abuse

Most people turn to family, friends or even neighbors when they feel a need to grant powers of attorney to someone to act on their behalf. View image | gettyimages.com That can, sadly, be a serious mistake, accord to a … Continue reading

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End Of Life Control Possible With Some Advance Preparation

No one wants to contemplate his or her incapacity or even death, but everyone should. View image | gettyimages.com “Who speaks for you if you are not able to speak for yourself?” begins a recent article on PBS “News Hour” … Continue reading

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