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Can a Personal Representative Designated in a Will Act Before the Principal’s Death?

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A Personal Representative has no power to do anything before death. Only a Power of Attorney or court appointed guardian can act during the principal’s lifetime. As such, it is important to meet with a lawyer and execute the proper Power of Attorney documents before such an individual is needed, rather than later when issues […]

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Maryland Power of Attorney & The Ability to Sell a Home

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I was recently asked whether a Maryland Power of Attorney can grant the Agent the ability to sell the home of the Principal. The Agent is the person who is given power to act on behalf of the Principal through the creation of a Power of Attorney document. The answer is: yes, it is possible […]

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Baltimore Estate Planning Attorney: Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act

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Having a Durable Power of Attorney for Finances (DPAF), also called a Financial Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney, or simply a Power of Attorney—allows an individual to act on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated. Having a DPAF is an important document if you own property or have income, investments, or […]

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