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Holographic Wills, A Good Idea or Not?

Posted by Mary R. LaSota, Esquire in Uncategorized, Will | 0 comments


A holographic Will is a handwritten Will made by a person that gives away their property upon their death. Pennsylvania may recognize this do-it yourself document as long as document disposes of property and is signed at the end, but you should not necessarily handwrite your own Will.  Pennsylvania courts frown upon such handwritten Wills and for  

Got Engaged? Don’t Forget the Prenup

Posted by Mary R. LaSota, Esquire in Uncategorized | 1 comments


Happy V-Day!  For those of you who got in engaged today: Congratulations!!  You are not alone,  in 2013, 14 million couples were expecting an engagement on Valentine's Day, up from four million in 2012.  In fact, about 10% of all proposals occur on Valentine’s Day annually (    

All I Need Is A Simple Will

Posted by Mary R. LaSota, Esquire in Estate Plan, Uncategorized, Will | 2 comments


Potential clients often tell me, “All I need is a simple Will.” I always respond, “No Will is simple.”  

I am an Agent under a Durable Power of Attorney, Now What?

Posted by Mary R. LaSota, Esquire in Durable Power of Attorney, Uncategorized | 4 comments


At sometime during your life you may be appointed as an “Agent” under a Power of Attorney. A power of attorney is a written document in which a person (the “principal”) grants authority to another person (an “agent”) to act on their behalf. The principal can grant very wide powers or very narrow powers.  If you are appointed as Agent under a Pennsylvania