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How Much Is a Power of Attorney?

  • August 27th, 2013

A power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. There are many do-it-yourself power of attorney forms available — most states have the form online. However, it is a good idea to have an attorney draft the form for you. There are many issues to consider and one size does not fit all.

The cost of a power of attorney will vary, depending on the lawyer. Many lawyers charge a flat fee to prepare estate planning documents, which includes a power of attorney.

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Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers
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Although hiring an attorney to draft a power of attorney costs more than doing it yourself, an improperly drafted power of attorney can end up costing a lot more in aggravation and attorney's fees down the line.

For more about the dangers of using a do-it-yourself power of attorney form, click here

For more about durable powers of attorney, click here and here 

Last Modified: 08/27/2013

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