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Everyone needs a Power of Attorney

Posted by John Sweeney | Apr 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone needs a Power of Attorney and it is one of the core documents executed in addition to a Will.

Essentially, it gives someone the power to take care of your stuff if you can't. Of course, we all see mom and dad losing their ability to monitor their finances, invest their assets and file their tax returns as they age.  But what about you.  What happens if you are in a car accident, are travelling abroad, or have a major operation.  

Moreover, you can set up the Power of Attorney so it can't be used unless you are incapacitated. 

If you don't have a Power of Attorney and you are incapacitated, then someone will have to start a Guardianship proceeding in court to handle your affairs. 

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John Sweeney

John is an experienced lawyer who helps you solve your problems. He practices Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs, Business, & Tax Law in Fairfield County CT and Westchester County New York. He brings a wealth of experience in law, business, tax, insurance, and finance to arrive at practical solutions with compassion and care. Honest, direct and practical, he is focused on you and your problems. He also brings a wealth of personal experience from his own large family and aging parents.


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Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs Tax & Business Law; Attorney John Sweeney

Sweeney Legal, LLC, provides legal, practical, and business counsel to Seniors, families, and businesses in the Fairfield, Connecticut area, including the communities of Bridgeport, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. John is also licensed in New York serving Westchester County including the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers.