Beware the Power of Attorney

Lawyers get requests for powers of attorney all the time, and they're easy to churn out and then forget. But beware. Powers of attorney also are very easily abused. So easily, in fact, that the Illinois docket where we practice is flooded with sad tales of elderly women who were taken advantage of. Don't add your clients to that list, for their sake or yours. Instead, keep in mind poor old Corrine

Lawyers get requests for powers of attorney all the time, and they're easy to churn out and then forget. But beware. Powers of attorney also are very easily abused. So easily, in fact, that the Illinois docket where we practice is flooded with sad tales of elderly women who were taken advantage of. Don't add your clients to that list, for their sake — or yours.

Instead, keep in mind poor old Corrine Rice and her lawyer, Peter Deforest Winthrop, who's now suspen

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