HOW POWERFUL IS YOUR POWER OF ATTORNEY?

One of the new laws passed by the Florida legislature this session makes substantial changes to the Durable Power of Attorney Statute.  A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) is a document in which you appoint someone to legally act on your behalf.  Essentially, under a DPOA, an agent steps into your shoes to handle your…

DOES A COPY CUT IT?

Does your personal representative know where your ORIGINAL Will is located and, for that matter, do YOU know where it is?  The answer to these questions became more important based on a recent Florida case: Brennan v. Estate of Brennan, 40 So.3d 894 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010).  In this case, the appellate court ruled a person…