Why Do I Need A Power Of Attorney?

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Why should I have a power-of-attorney if I have already added my children to my bank accounts? Although the children would be able to pay the bills from the bank accounts, they would not be able to sign hospital admission papers, nursing home agreements, or any other legal documents without a power-of-attorney, unless they were willing to personally obligate themselves for the bills, regardless of how high they may go.…

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What Makes Durable Power-Of-Attorney Different?

What is the difference between a Durable Power-of-Attorney and any other Power-of-Attorney? Any Power-of-Attorney that is not “Durable”, lapses or becomes invalid in the event the principal (maker) becomes incapacitated, but the language in a Durable Power-of-Attorney states that it is durable to survive incapacity, so that it is valid until the principal dies, or until the court appoints a guardian.  Since it is valid even after the person becomes…

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Estate Planning Services

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Estate Planning is a lot more than just preparing a Will or a Trust.  The typical estate plan would include a Will, but should also include a Durable Power of Attorney, a Living Will Declaration and a Health Care Surrogate document. In many cases, with appropriate planning, the entire estate may pass to the heirs or beneficiaries without any probate or trust proceedings.  Assets may be titled in a manner that…

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Featured Attorney – Robert “Bob” Altman

Robert N. Altman, known by his friends as “Bob”, was born and raised in New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida. He was active in youth sports and lettered in eight varsity sports at Gulf High School in New Port Richey. In his high school graduating class he was voted “Most likely to succeed.” After high school he attended Western Carolina University, and after graduating he went on to Stetson University…

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