By: Louis W. Pierro and Peter J. Strauss, Esq.

Summary:  A new law modifies the format, usefulness and enforceability of the current document by: 1. Eliminating the need for a separate statutory gifts rider, which had led to many problems regarding validity 2. Allowing for minor language or formatting variations from the official statutory form rather than declaring the entire document ineffective 3. Authorizing substantial fines on financial institution that fail to honor a valid power of attorney

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