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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. (2016-2017) [PDF Format, 83 pages]

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]

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.

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.

Wills

A Will is the cornerstone of your estate plan. It is the way that you can direct how your property will be distributed upon your death and who will be responsible for handling your affairs. A Will allows you to set forth your intentions with respect to these important decisions. If you die without a Will, you have no control over who will serve these important roles. Information on wills from the Erie County Bar Association (February 2018)

Wills for Heroes

Wills for Heroes, a program cosponsored by the PA Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, provides free basic estate planning documents to a variety of heroes, including police, fire, emergency medical personnel, other first responders, military veterans and the essential personnel we celebrated during the pandemic.

A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

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

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. (2016-2017) [PDF Format, 83 pages]

Collaborative Law

Consumer legal information brochure from the Pennsylvania Bar Association on Collaborative Law, a dispute resolution process that is an alternative to litigation. Rev. 1/13 [PDF]

Estate Planning

Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. (February 2013)

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]

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

Information on inheritance and estate taxes from the Erie County Bar Association (February 2018)

Living Trusts

This publication from the Erie County Bar Association outlines what a living trust is, who needs one, advantages and disadvantages of having one, as well as myths and scams involving living trusts. (February 2019)

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.

Small Estates

Information on small estates from the Erie County Bar Association (February 2019)

The Truth About Probate and Living Trusts in Pennsylvania [PDF]

The ACBA produced this booklet to alleviate the confusion about living trusts and probate, and to protect consumers from purchasing a product that might not be right for them. The booklet answers questions about probate, such as: What is Probate? What are the costs of Probate? Does Probate take a long time? The booklet also answers questions about a living trust, such as: Why am I now hearing so much about living trusts? Do I need a living trust? (2009)

Trusts

Information from the Erie County Bar Association about using a Trust in personal estate planning and business planning. (August 2018)

Wills

A Will is the cornerstone of your estate plan. It is the way that you can direct how your property will be distributed upon your death and who will be responsible for handling your affairs. A Will allows you to set forth your intentions with respect to these important decisions. If you die without a Will, you have no control over who will serve these important roles. Information on wills from the Erie County Bar Association (February 2018)

Wills for Heroes

Wills for Heroes, a program cosponsored by the PA Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, provides free basic estate planning documents to a variety of heroes, including police, fire, emergency medical personnel, other first responders, military veterans and the essential personnel we celebrated during the pandemic.

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