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  • Guardianship

    Information on legal guardianship from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

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    Erie 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)
  • A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

    Consumer Legal Information Pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens [PDF]

    The handbook from the Pennsylvania Bar Association provides valuable information on legal issues and questions that concern Pennsylvania's senior citizens and the persons and organizations that care for them. (PDF Format, 83 pages) Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Area Agencies on Aging

    Your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is the front door for aging services in your community. Your AAA is staffed with skilled workers who can provide information about services and also assist in obtaining access to those services. Use this finder to locate the specific Area Agency on Aging that covers your county. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • 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
  • Legal Briefs: Elder Law

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the November 1, 2011 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Here are some common questions and some helpful tips in navigating through this sometimes confusing area of law. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Medical Consent: A New Tool for Grandparents and Others Caring for Children

    Information from the SeniorLAW Center on the Medical Consent Act, which allows a parent or legal custodian to authorize another person to consent to medical, dental or mental health care for children by completing and signing a simple document. Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • Power of Attorney in Pennsylvania

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Preventing Financial Exploitation: What Every Senior Needs to Know

    Information on ways in which senior citizens are being financially exploited and ways in which seniors can avoid becoming victims. Specifically covered are abuse of power of attorney; joint bank account problems; deed transfers; and credit card fraud. Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • Protecting Yourself From Financial Exploitation

    Information from the SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia) on how to prevent financial exploitation. [PDF] Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)