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Are My Mother’s Estate Planning Documents Still Valid If the Lawyer Who Prepared Them Is Disbarred?

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | Sep 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

The estate plan is still valid and you can continue to use the durable power of attorney. The lawyer's standing with the bar, while unfortunate, has no effect on the validity of your mother's estate plan. The creditor's request for documentation of the power of attorney's continued validity is undoubtedly a violation of your state's law. The creditor should permit you to certify that to the best of your knowledge your mother has not revoked the document without providing documentation.

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Laura E. Stubberud

Laura Stubberud has over two decades of experience in the practice of estate and family law in Nevada. After graduation from UCLA, she studied law at Southwestern University School of Law , graduating in 1992. With over 25 years of practice in Clark County, Nevada, Ms. Stubberud has substantial e...

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