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Pennsylvania’s New Power of Attorney Law

On July 2, 2014, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Act 95 of 2014 which makes substantial changes to Pennsylvania’s power of attorney law.

A power of attorney (POA) is a document which gives you the authority to appoint an agent to make both financial and health care decisions on your behalf if you become disabled or incapacitated.  It is a very important legal document.

Under the new law, when you prepare your POA, it must be witnessed by two individuals and notarized.

Additionally, there are changes to the current notice and acknowledgment pages.  As the person making the POA, you sign the notice page. The notice page informs you of the broad powers you are giving to your agent.  The acknowledgment page must be signed by your agent before he or she uses the power of attorney. By signing, your agent agrees to act in your best interests, in good faith, and only within the scope of authority given the agent in the POA.

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5 Estate Planning Tips

Estate Planning tipsWithout an estate plan, attorneys, or the courts, may decide the fate of your assets.

Even if you have a modest estate, it’s important that you know the basics of estate planning, as well as get expert assistance in making plans. Young or old, wealthy or not so much, you can make life easier on your loved ones during a time of grief by being proactive. For this reason, we advise you to start the estate planning process as early as possible.

What can you do now to ensure that your assets go to the people you choose, not those the state chooses, or that your affairs will be taken care of as you wish if you become incapacitated?

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A New Online Presence For Gummer Elder Law

Gummer Elder Law is proud to announce the unveiling of its Elder Law Attorney: Gummer  Elder Lawnew website design with many new technology and aesthetic improvements.

The simple and clean site design is user friendly, offering enhanced functionality that will help clients and potential clients easily find the information they need.

Updating the website is a part of the firm’s commitment to continuously meet the needs of of our clients as they navigate the complex requirements necessary to plan for their future. This dedication, combined with our professionalism, is why E. Garrett Gummer, III is one of Pennsylvania’s “Super Lawyers” for 2011.

The website was designed and built by the web design, marketing, and hosting firm, IQnection, of Doylestown, PA.

The compassionate, caring and experienced attorneys of Gummer Elder Law specialize in helping seniors and their family members in the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Trusts.

Gummer Elder Law has convenient offices in Feasterville and Doylestown, Bucks County, PA.