Can Agent Under DPA Create a Trust?

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Barbetti v. Stempniewicz rules that an agent under a durable power of attorney may not create a trust on behalf of a grantor if that power is not granted in the DPA document, but does not rule on whether such a trust may be created if the power is granted.


I’m the POA, Now What?

Having legal responsibility for a loved one with dementia imposes unique challenges. Ask questions about what to do when you do have the responsibility


How Many Agents Do You Have?

We create many agency relationships — trustee, health care proxy, durable power of attorney — often without being aware of the roles we fill or who fills them for us.


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