After remaining relatively unchanged since 1965 (yes, 40+ years ago), Connecticut has replaced its old power of attorney (POA) laws and form with a new more powerful form and laws to ensure your wishes are honored.
This new law is so important and will have such a potentially great impact on you, that the Connecticut legislature passed the law in 2015 but gave us all until October 1, 2016 (its effective date) to get ready for it.
Should you revise your existing power of attorney? DEFINITELY!
If your POA was done prior to October 1st, 2016, it is still valid, but you won’t have all the powers and protections of the new law.
And if you don’t have a POA, now is the time to get one! Continue reading