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Greensburg and Murrysville Powers of Attorney

Guidance for your family should the unexpected occur

Every day, people make difficult and important decisions about their lives involving health care, investments, home maintenance and more. However, few people stop to think about who would make those decisions if an illness or accident left them unable to do so.  Furthermore, they fail to think of how their loved ones would continue to manage their affairs during their physical or mental incapacity.  Durable powers of attorney remove uncertainty by establishing clear instructions and legal authority for a trusted friend or family member to act on your behalf. For more than 50 years, the attorneys of Long & Long, LLC have helped people in Murrysville and Greensburg implement powers of attorney and other important documents to provide themselves peace of mind and spare their family members uncertainty.

Why people in Greensburg or Murrysville need durable powers of attorney

Most Greensburg estate planning attorneys recommend their clients maintain durable powers of attorney. While a power of attorney is different from a will and terminates at death, it can help preserve the value of your estate during life by giving a loved one authority to manage your finances. This includes managing property to promote early Medicaid eligibility thereby preserving more of your assets for your loved ones

A capable Murrysville and Greensburg lawyer can fine-tune a durable power of attorney to grant your attorney-in-fact — the person you designate to handle your affairs — specific powers to keep your affairs in order during a period of incapacity:

  • Pay bills
  • File tax returns
  • Manage investments
  • Buy and sell property
  • Conduct repairs
  • Enter contracts

Much like a will or trust, only a person with capacity can execute a power of attorney. This means that if a person waits to address this issue until he or she is already feeling the effects of illness or incapacity, it may be too late. Families in Murrysville and Greensburg who have a loved one who has become incapacitated without a valid durable power of attorney may have no option but to go through the expense and stress of guardianship proceedings.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation with one of our Greensburg estate planning attorneys

Long & Long, LLC has been helping people in Greensburg and Murrysville keep their affairs in order and address incapacity and end-of-life issues for decades. Call our office at 855-805-2683, contact us online or visit us during our twice-weekly open house office hours to arrange a free consultation with an estate planning lawyer.