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So, you have a Power of Attorney. First of all - what kind of POA is it - financial, healthcare, living will, mental health, or all of the above? What is in it? How long ago was it drafted? Have any of your personal circumstances changed since it was originally done? If you can't answer all of these questions, it may be time to review your POAs, because if there are critical components missing, it can greatly affect someone's ability to carry out the wishes of an incapacitated loved one. We see this in our practice more often than we'd like to, and it can affect our ability to help both parties. This could potentially lead to long and expensive legal proceedings involving the courts. In episode 44 of the Second Half of Life podcast, long-term care planner Tammy Zilske explains more about the importance of having good quality POAs, and the possible consequences of having out-of-date or incomplete POAs, or none at all. 

All episodes of the Second Half of Life Podcast can be found on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on most podcast directories, which includes Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadioStitcherPodcast AddictGoogle PodcastsPodchaserDeezerListen NotesBullhornOvercastPocket CastsCastroCastboxPodfriend, Player FM, Podcast Index and Pandora

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