Powers of Attorney for Children over 18

Powers of Attorney are important documents that you should have your children over 18 prepare and sign before leaving for college, trade school or the military. Why should they have Powers of Attorney at 18?  So that, you, as their parents, would be able to handle...

Powers of Attorney 2015

As you may recall, Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania were changed beginning on January 1, 2015.  I last wrote about some of the changes on October 26, 2014 and wanted to write about some of the provisions.  My prior post had talked about the change in the NOTICE that...

Powers of Attorney and Gifting

Powers of Attorney may contain authority for the Agent to make gifts of the Principal's assets.  The type of authority to make gifts, whether it is limited or unlimited, or even if the Agent should have any such authority, should be discussed with a certified elder...

Changes to Powers of Attorney in 2015

Beginning on January 1, 2015, there are changes in Pennsylvania Powers of Attorney.  What are Powers of Attorney?  A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document in which the Principal gives authority to the Agent to do activities for the Principal. The powers given...

Powers of Attorney versus Guardianships

Powers of Attorney are usually prepared as part of long term care planning.   Why?  It is important to name someone to handle your medical matters and financial affairs if you become incapacitated and are unable to make appropriate decisions.  The Principal, you, name...

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