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  • What is the Purpose of a Power of Attorney?
    What is the Purpose of a Power of Attorney?

    A Power of Attorney is a legal document which designates another individual to act on your behalf should you be unable to do so due to physical or mental incapacitation. A Power of Attorney can give a ...

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  • The Descendants: Lessons Learned I
    The Descendants: Lessons Learned I

    In the Academy Award nominated film, The Descendants, the main character played by George Clooney must deal with not only handling his personal family issues, but also must contend with several major ...

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  • Simple Advice for Durable Power of Attorney Agents
    Simple Advice for Durable Power of Attorney Agents

    So, you've found yourself named as the acting agent under general durable power of attorney. Here are a few simple guidelines to help you understand and carry out the duties required of you under this ...

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  • Divorce Renders Power of Attorney Null
    Divorce Renders Power of Attorney Null

    In the last post I wrote about how when the principal passes away it automatically nullifies any powers of attorney that might have been in place during his/her lifetime. But there is also another ...

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  • Powers of Attorney Cease When You Become Deceased
    Powers of Attorney Cease When You Become Deceased

    Powers of attorney are an essential part of your estate plan while you are still alive. However, did you know that they are useless after you die? Any authority that is granted under these powers ...

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  • The Case of Mr. Gary Harvey
    The Case of Mr. Gary Harvey

    In New York, there has been a 5 year ongoing guardianship battle between Mr. and Mrs. Gary Harvey of Horeseheads, NY and the Chemung County of which they reside. This battle stems from a 2006 incident ...

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