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Protect Your Assets: Write A Safe Power Of Attorney (Forbes.com)

by Phil Levin, Esq. on March 28th, 2010

Forbes.com:  “Seven steps to make sure your family doesn’t end up like the Astors. The recent fraud and grand larceny conviction of socialite Brooke Astor’s son, Anthony Marshall, highlights how dangerous a power of attorney can be in the hands of an abuser.  Among the 14 counts the New York jury found Marshall guilty of: misusing his power by giving himself a retroactive $1 million raise to manage his mom’s finances. . . . The Astor case is a reminder to families that it’s important to make sure you get this basic estate and disability planning document right.”

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