Power Of Attorney. Legal news and articles for February 22 - 28, 2017

Business/Commercial Lasting Powers of Attorney: Protecting the future of your businessWindham County Assistant Judge Paul Kane submits letter of resignation: 'I do this with great sadness but without ...Editorial: Change power of attorney law and crack down on elderly abuseChange power of attorney law: Crack down on elderly abuseFormer pastor faces 60 years for fleecing flockHB 67 Warrants of AttorneyWestchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony Enea Explains Why Not All Powers of Attorney Are Created EqualWestchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony Enea Explains Why Not All Powers of Attorney Are Created EqualCatching up on readers' questionsProviding for the kids if the parents are deportedDanish govt enhances power of attorney for digital affairsSupreme Court weighs widespread impact of SNF arbitration casePre-empt the legal limits to powers of attorneyPre-empt the legal limits to powers of attorney - Brisbane TimesJustices Bend Toward Arbitration in Nursing Home Case

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Dear Annie: Sick of friend's negativity
The Daily CourierFebruary 7, 2017

Dear Annie: Your answer to “Worried About Mom,” who is looking out for his or her elderly mother and trying to protect her finances, perpetuates a misunderstanding about power of attorney. Someone's having power of attorney does not allow him or her to ...more »

Illinois Supreme Court to Clarify Duties of Power of Attorney Holders and Successor Agents
Lexology (registration)February 10, 2017

Does a person designated as someone's successor power of attorney owe the principal duties before the contingency built into the Power of Attorney happens? That's one of the questions which the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to decide in the closing ...more »

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Business/Commercial Lasting Powers of Attorney: Protecting the future of your business
Lexology (registration)February 28, 2017

It is common misconception that your business partners, fellow directors or even family members will surely be able to sort out your business affairs, if the worst were to happen. As mentioned in my colleague Marta's blog “Lasting Powers of Attorney ...more »

Windham County Assistant Judge Paul Kane submits letter of resignation: 'I do this with great sadness but without ...
Brattleboro ReformerFebruary 28, 2017

Four years before her death in April 2014, Catherine Tolaro, of Bellows Falls, gave Paul Kane a power of attorney over her affairs. Following her death, questions arose about how Kane had handled Tolaro's estate, both while she was alive and after her ...more »

Editorial: Change power of attorney law and crack down on elderly abuse
Savannah Morning NewsFebruary 28, 2017

Chuck Efstration, R-Dacula, has introduced legislation, H.B. 221, called the “Uniform Power of Attorney Act,” which is designed to tighten up some of the provisions relating to powers of attorney in Georgia, to prevent what happened to Mrs. Perkins ...more »

Change power of attorney law: Crack down on elderly abuse
Savannah Morning NewsFebruary 28, 2017

Chuck Efstration, R-Dacula, has introduced legislation, H.B. 221, called the “Uniform Power of Attorney Act,” which is designed to tighten up some of the provisions relating to powers of attorney in Georgia, to prevent what happened to Mrs. Perkins ...more »

Former pastor faces 60 years for fleecing flock
CT PostFebruary 27, 2017

In 2009 Stosak, a widow and parishioner, agreed to let Genevicz take over control of her finances, giving him her power of attorney and conservator of her estate, according to probate records. But the arrest warrant affidavit states that the Stratford ...more »

HB 67 Warrants of Attorney
Lexology (registration)February 27, 2017

The final amendment sought by H.B. 67 is to Ohio's power of attorney statute, R.C. §1337.53 at subsections (F)(1), to prohibit the use of a general power of attorney with respect to claims and litigation to confess judgment. Echoing the changes to R.C. ...more »

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony Enea Explains Why Not All Powers of Attorney Are Created Equal
BenzingaFebruary 27, 2017

On March 16, Westchester elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains and Somers, N.Y. will address the importance of an effectively drafted power of attorney in an educational program to the Mount Vernon Bar ...more »

Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony Enea Explains Why Not All Powers of Attorney Are Created Equal
PR Web (press release)February 27, 2017

On March 16, Westchester elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains and Somers, N.Y. will address the importance of an effectively drafted power of attorney in an educational program to the Mount Vernon Bar ...more »

Catching up on readers' questions
nwitimes.comFebruary 26, 2017

A: Most durable general powers of attorney (POA) include a provision that authorizes the attorney in fact to complete real estate transactions including signing deeds. POAs tend to be pretty broad so the power is usually right there in writing. If ...more »

Providing for the kids if the parents are deported
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFebruary 26, 2017

Mr. Minor helped about 10 sets of parents, mainly from Mexico or Central American countries, signed documents assigning guardianship and power of attorney to various legal residents of the United States to care for their children in the event they are ...more »

Danish govt enhances power of attorney for digital affairs
Telecompaper (subscription)February 24, 2017

The Danish Digitisation Authority said it is making it easier to obtain an electronic power of attorney. The authority said the aim was to help people who do not have a NemID account or who do not feel confident using the internet. An application can ...more »

Supreme Court weighs widespread impact of SNF arbitration case
McKnight's Long Term Care NewsFebruary 24, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in a nursing home arbitration agreement case could have a broader effect on lawsuits involving the power of attorney, according to arguments heard Wednesday. Kindred Nursing Ctrs. LP v. Clark consolidated three ...more »

Pre-empt the legal limits to powers of attorney
The Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 23, 2017

While the law differs from state to state, the document appears simple enough: you (the donor) give somebody a power of attorney, and that person has the right to act on your behalf until you die or revoke the power; or until they die, resign, become ...more »

Pre-empt the legal limits to powers of attorney - Brisbane Times
Brisbane TimesFebruary 23, 2017

Enduring powers of attorney are common but widely misunderstood.more »

Justices Bend Toward Arbitration in Nursing Home Case
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 22, 2017

The battle against Kindred Nursing Centers and Extendicare in Kentucky hinges on a contract law that says that attorneys-in-fact cannot bind their principals to arbitration unless the power of attorney expressly refers to arbitration agreements. Though ...more »

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