“I was very pleased with the service we received. I used to drive by their office quite often so I knew about them. However I never really thought about speaking with anyone there until the moment had come. I’m sure glad I made the call! My husband had experienced some health challenges so we knew it was the right time to put things in order financially to be properly prepared for the future. The thing I most appreciated was that they listened to what we needed, and then provided outstanding guidance throughout the entire process. It was as if they developed a roadmap that we can now follow. Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak also delivered excellent follow up to make sure everything they did for us was well understood. They made things so easy! There’s no one I would want to take care of us more than these people.”
Patricia Fry, Port Matilda, PA
“I was very well pleased with the service I received. I’d gone to see the people at Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak on behalf of my sister who was in the nursing home at the time. They first helped with working on options to pay for her care. Then after she passed away, they worked on settling her estate. Everyone was so kind and considerate to me during this difficult period. They were very understanding! I was told to stop worrying; that they would take care of everything. That’s exactly what I needed to hear! In fact, when it was time for me to have to go back to their office to sign some final papers, I told them that I just didn’t have the strength to do it. They said no problem, and they came to my house. I appreciated this kind of personal attention. I would recommend that you go talk to these wonderful people. They’ll give you the help you need.”
Doris Shandry. Montoursville, PA
A power of attorney (“POA”) is a foundational estate planning document that allows another individual to act and make decisions on your behalf. Such authority is especially important if you ever lose mental capacity or are unable to act. In the written POA, the individual executing the document (the “principal”) appoints another individual (the “agent”) to make financial or health care decisions for the principal. Durable powers of attorney are not affected by the subsequent incapacity of the principal.
If you have an existing power of attorney, you may already be well acquainted with the document. However, you may not be aware of recent changes to Pennsylvania’s law governing financial powers of attorney.
Recently, the law in Pennsylvania changed as it relates to powers of attorney that deal with financial directives. Act 95 was signed into law in July 2014 by Governor Tom Corbett. Parts of the law became effective immediately and the remaining portions were effective as of January 1, 2015.