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I have been named Power of Attorney, what do I do now?

I have been named Power of Attorney, what do I do now?

We often help people prepare their wills and powers of attorney (POA) documents. When we do, we explain how the documents work, and the role of their executors or attorneys under the POA. Remember, an attorney under a POA is not a lawyer. The attorney […]

Estate Administration

Estate Administration

We are will and estate lawyers. We assist clients in drafting their wills and we assist families and friends when someone dies. These are two sides of the same coin. One aspect of our practice focuses on the planning, while another aspect focuses on dealing […]

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

I briefly wrote about elder abuse in the past here, in the context of someone loosing his or her legal capacity. I’ve also discussed the issues around financial abuse here. However, elder abuse is not restricted to seniors who have already lost capacity. Seniors can […]

Elder Financial Abuse

Elder Financial Abuse

Elder Abuse Elder abuse takes many forms. While physical abuse occurs regularly, the criminal code addressees that issue (imperfectly, but addresses nonetheless). Financial abuse, however, is much harder to address. In the case of physical abuse, physical injuries would (in most cases) spark an investigation. […]

FAQs about wills or last testaments

FAQs about wills or last testaments

Top 6 questions people have when I prepare wills or last testaments. 1. How many executors can I appoint? There is no limit to the number of executors you appoint. You can appoint just one with an alternate (in the event the first one appointed […]

Losing legal capacity

Losing legal capacity

Legal Capacity Updated December 3rd, 2018. In order to exercise one’s legal rights, a person must know what he or she is doing.  A person must have the legal capacity to make those decisions.  We, as lawyers, encounter this most often when clients want to […]

POA (Power of Attorney) may save you thousands

POA (Power of Attorney) may save you thousands

Updated on October 16th, 2018 What is a Power of Attorney?  Is it different than a will?  We often get these questions from clients.  In this article, I will attempt to de-mystify this very important document. A Power or Attorney (POA) is often misunderstood, with […]