While perusing Pennsylvania case law recently (yes, I sometimes do research just for the fun of it), I came across a Superior Court case dealing with an Agent acting inappropriately under a Durable Power of Attorney. Since the facts of the case match the scenarios I often worn my clients about I thought it would be useful to blog about the facts.
You should consider your basic estate plan a three-movement sonata. Like a piece of music written for one or two instruments, your estate plan is written for you and your spouse (or partner). Sometimes your plan will have three documents, sometimes four or even more documents. Like the movements in a sonata, each document can be very different from each other in rhythm and in mood.