Estates and Trusts

Important Changes To Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law Could Affect Your Estate Plan

Mar 09 2015
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Pennsylvania has updated its Power of Attorney Act, effective January 1, 2015. One of the major changes was the execution of Powers of Attorney (POAs). For example, when you sign your POA, it must be witnessed by two people and notarized. …

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How To Protect Inherited IRAs From Creditors After The Clark v. Rameker Decision

Oct 27 2014
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In a recent decision, Clark v. Rameker, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that inherited IRAs are not exempt from the beneficiary’s creditors because inherited IRAs are not “retirement funds” within the meaning of 11 USC §522(b)(3)(C) of the federal …

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