Englewood, FL asked in Elder Law for Massachusetts

Q: Is a poa executed in Florida valid in Massachusetts

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David E. Peterson
David E. Peterson
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Burlington, VT
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: In short, yes. Of course you'll want to review the document carefully to see whether it becomes effective immediately, or only on the incapacity of the principal (springing), or whether it specifies any other events of termination. However, your basic, run of the mill Durable Power of Attorney will be valid in Massachusetts, even if signed elsewhere.

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