Complete Estate Planning: Powers of Attorney

One major component of a complete estate plan is a financial Power of Attorney. Although important, the  financial Power of Attorney is often misunderstood. A financial Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to name someone to handle your finances — taxes, bills, bank accounts, real estate sales, etc.  It can help …

Has your Power of Attorney expired?

  At least once a week we hear from a family member who has been told that her dad’s power of attorney has expired. In an effort to protect an account holder’s assets, many financial institutions will refuse to accept a power of attorney. They fear fraud and exploitation, so they will often create artificial …

A Music Legend and the Power of a POA

The country music singer and guitarist Glen Campbell is being sued by a Los Angeles-based media production group, the Record Company, which alleges that he reneged on an agreement to make the firm his partner in a documentary film about his struggle with Alzheimer’s. The suit was filed Monday in Superior Court in Los Angeles. …