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Your Health Power--to Update or not to Update

Many people have signed a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care naming a person to speak for them at the hospital if they are too ill to communicate. Such forms offer the signer the ability to sign a statement giving the agent/attorney-in-fact the ability to consider relief of suffering...

Questions for Aging Parents

A Real Simple magazine article discusses how adult children and their parents can have an open discussion about their concerns, and together face the challenges of aging. This discussion is often not an easy one to have; a 2001 AARP study revealed that three-quarters of adult children think about their...

Back to Basics: The Four Estate Planning Documents that Everyone Needs

Sometimes, posts on law blaws can get a little bit esoteric. Every now and then I think it's useful to go back to the beginning, and set forth the documents that comprise a basic estate plan. Every single adult should have these in place, regardless of age, marital status, wealth, and whether or...

Florida Durable Power of Attorney for Property: New law terminates spouse's powers when dissolution of marriage is pending

Recent changes in Florida Statute 709.2109 state that a person named as agent under his/her spouse's Florida Durable Power of Attorney for Property loses legal authority to act on the spouse's behalf in the event of divorce or annulment, or when an action is filed for divorce or legal separation...

Estate Planning Provisions and Model Florida Durable POA Form

In this EIA, Susan Calistri Boesger, Esq. provides information on including estate planning provisions in a durable power of attorney. Also included is a model Florida durable power of attorney form which includes broad estate planning provisions. Ms. Boesger writes: Most durable powers of attorney...