On January 1, 2015, the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted Act 95 of 2014. Act 95 makes significant changes to Chapter 56 of the Probate Estates and Fiduciary Code which governs Durable Powers of Attorney. Durable Powers of Attorney are documents that are signed by an individual (principal) to give another individual (agent) certain powers to handle their personal affairs. These include transactions, real estate decisions, the ability to initiate litigation, and other specific powers.
The January 2015 law made changes with regard to how Powers of Attorneys are to be executed, certain notice requirements, a definition of duties, and other significant changes. If your Power of Attorney was drafted prior to January 1, 2015, you should have the Power of Attorney reviewed to ensure that it is appropriately drafted in compliance with current Pennsylvania law.
If you or your family member wish to discuss the Durable Power of Attorney, a Will, a Trust, or a Living Will, contact the attorneys at Patberg Law Firm at 1-800-471-6880 or e-mail email@example.com.