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

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Shawn J. Roberts, P.C. in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with my wife Amy and my two children, Sam (19) and David (11). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."


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