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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 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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  • Health and Financial Decisions: Legal Tools for Preserving Your Personal Autonomy

    Important information from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging on preserving your right to make decisions about your life. [PDF] Content Detail

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    American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
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  • Guardianship in Pennsylvania

    The purpose of this booklet from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania is to describe Pennsylvania's guardianship procedures to persons with disabilities, their parents, service providers, advocates, and friends. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
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