Understand the Power of Power of Attorney in Pennsylvania

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney No one wants to think about power of attorney, or a time where they may be physically or mentally unable to manage their own affairs. We'd like to think we will always be able to handle our finances or make wise decisions regarding our health. The reality is we can't always see into the future. While we sometimes experience…

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Prepare for the New Normal: Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Guardianship, and Living Wills

By?Angela M. Ward, Attorney Whenever the news reports health threats around the globe, it's natural to wonder what would happen to you and your family if you became suddenly ill or passed unexpectedly. While events like the COVID-19 crisis are thankfully rare, they can remind us of the importance of being prepared. More than half? of Americans don't have a Will. Why not take…

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The Importance of a Will for Young Parents in Pennsylvania

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney When we're young, we think of death as something in our far distant future. But the reality is that death can happen at any time, and it presents a specific set of challenges for young parents. Like all states, Pennsylvania has its own set of laws outlining how an estate will pass to heirs when a person dies without…

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7 Steps to Creating a Will and Estate Plan

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Not everyone likes to think about death, but it is important to think about what will happen to your estate when you're gone. More than half of Americans don't have a will. If you are one of them, the state will decide what happens to your assets, and it may not be what you would have wished. Without a…

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Estate Planning for Baby Boomers

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney It is estimated that over half of Americans do not have an estate plan. Some will say that they haven't gotten around to it, while others may feel they don't need one. People think of an estate as a stately home on sprawling grounds owned by someone with great wealth. The truth is, if you have any kind of…

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