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Advance Directives, Guardianships, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills

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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Advance Directives, Guardianships,
Powers of Attorney and Living Wills in Pennsylvania.

  • Power of Attorney

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. about what a power of attorney is and when you should use one Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • Protections through Power of Attorney & Living Will (Video)

    This is a videotaped Older & Wiser presentation by Attorney Joseph Olimpi of Neighborhood Legal Services Association, with sponsorship from State Representative Matt Smith. The presentation covers Protections through Power of Attorney & Living Will and was videotaped by Bethel Park Public Access Television. Read More

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Power of Attorney in Pennsylvania

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services on what is a Power of Attorney (POA), guidelines when selecting an agent, what happens if I become mentally unable to make my own decisions, when does it go into effect, when does it end, and the process involved in setting up a POA. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Pennsylvania Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will - Why are these Important? (Video)

    This video from the Allegheny County Bar Association explaining what a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will does for you and why it is important for you to have one. Read More

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will

    The Allegheny County Bar Association offers this free Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will packet that is endorsed by both the Allegheny County Medical Society and Allegheny County Bar Association. Read More

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Powers of Attorney (Video)

    Information presented by the Allegheny County Bar Association on the May 22, 2007 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. (5:13) Read More

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Guardian Tracking System (Video)

    Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has released an educational video highlighting the Guardianship Tracking System (GTS), a new web-based system for guardians, court staff, Orphans’ Court clerks and judges to file, manage, track and submit reports. The video highlights how the new system will help protect adults of all ages who have been appointed a guardian by Pennsylvania courts. Read More

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    Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System
  • SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (1-877-727-7529)

    The statewide toll-free SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (877-727-7529) - provides free legal advice, information and referrals by telephone for all Pennsylvania seniors 60 and over. Read More

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

    Located on the first floor of the Lancaster County Courthouse, the Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July 2004. The main purpose of the center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions. Read More

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    Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas
  • Power of Attorney in Pennsylvania

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    Northwestern Legal Services