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Protect Your Assets: Write A Safe Power Of Attorney (

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