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Avoid a Guardinaship - Acquire a Power of Attorney

Many times estate planning is focused on "what happens when I die"? Often overlooked is the element of estate planning for while you are alive - namely designating and empowering someone to make decisions for you if you can't make them for yourself. Guest blogger Stacey Crowell Maiden,...

New Jersey Court Holds that an Unrelated Agent under a POA Lacks Standing to File a Lawsuit Seeking Guardianship of the Principal (Apr. 12, 2011)

In In re Nova , 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 946 (Ch.Div. Apr. 12, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], Costa Nova, the alleged incapacitated person, revoked a power of attorney and advanced directive for health care...

When a Power of Attorney isn't Enough a Guardianship may be Needed

We always encourage our estate planning clients to execute comprehensive Powers of Attorney and Living Wills/Advanced Health Care Directives to appoint surrogate decision makers of their choosing to handle financial and medical affairs during their life, along with their Wills, which address disposition...