Estate Planning Demystified Ep. 7 – Durable Power of Attorney

In this episode 7 of the 8 episode series Estate Planning Demystified, I talk about the final major piece of the estate planning puzzle: the Durable Power of Attorney.

Items covered in this episode include:

1. What is a Durable Power of Attorney?
2. What makes its “durable”?
3. Why would someone want a durable power of attorney?
4. How does a durable power of attorney relate to a guardianship proceeding through a court?

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Posted by Shawn Roberts

I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. I tend to focus on estate planning and business issues. I make a living as an attorney working for Resolution Legal Group in Oklahoma City. I am husband to Amy and the father of Sam and David. We live exactly in the path where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."


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