Powers of Attorney in Disability Planning: Silver Bullet or Landmine?
12 PM GMT
The power of attorney began as a simple instrument for disability planning for those of modest means. However, it has become an extremely powerful tool in late-in-life-estate planning, financial management during disability and health care decision-making.
This panel discussion will cover:
- Guidance for advising clients and the attorney-in-fact about powers of attorney;
- Ethical issues in the drafting and use of powers of attorney; and
- Drafting powers of attorney to accommodate the continuation of the estate planning process after disability of the principal in a changing tax environment, address health care decision-making and end of life care consistent with the principal's wishes, authorize the attorney-in-fact to access the principal’s digital assets to the extent possible, and customize a power of attorney to reflect the client's unique situation rather than relying on standard forms.
Karen E. Boxx
Keller Rohrback LLP, Seattle, WA
Cara M. Koss
Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, DC
Mary Elizabeth Anderson
Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Louisville, KY
Speakers and topics are subject to change.
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