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May 24, 2024

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Are you planning to move out of state? Bellomo & Associates, an estate planning and elder law firm based in York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is here to assist you. Our services cover everything from basic estate planning documents to asset protection and more. 

One common question we often receive is about the validity of documents when moving to a new state. Generally, if your documents were valid in the state where they were created, they should also hold validity in your new state. However, it’s crucial to remember that a confused mind may lead to complications. In many cases, it makes sense to consider redoing your documents according to your new state’s rules and regulations. Each state has its own specific requirements for documents like Powers of Attorney. If your new state has stricter or different requirements, you may encounter difficulties in having institutions accept your documents. While you may eventually prevail, it could be a hassle and time-consuming process. 

Let me share an example we experienced in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A client moved from Arizona with documents deemed valid in Arizona at the time of creation. Despite having an affidavit from an Arizona attorney, we faced considerable difficulties in Lancaster County when attempting to accept the Will for probate. To avoid potential confusion and refusals to accept your documents, we strongly recommend updating your documents if you have the capacity to do so after moving. 

Although this might not be the technical rule, it’s a safer option for you and your family. Take the necessary steps to ensure your documents comply with your new state’s regulations. 

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Estate Planning 3198 E Market St, York, Pennsylvania, 17402

We Educate so what happened to the Bellomo Family doesn't happen to yours!Our firms mission is to ensure that you and your family never needlessly, painfully suffer. Every team member has a personal story that has brought us here to advocate for you and your family. We want to replace your burden with peace of mind. We have the answers, but more important, we have your back.Bellomo & Associates, LLC advises Individuals and families, business owners, senior citizens, and their families about the estate planning and elder law challenges facing them today. For seniors and their families facing the issues of aging, or for those of any age who wish to protect their familys financial future, we counsel clients and provide solutions on Asset Protection; Specials Needs Trusts; Wills; Trust Design; Medicaid; Estate Planning; Nursing Home Matters; and Estate Administration. For our clients who own businesses, our team assists them with succession planning for their business in conjunction with their estate planning.  We have office locations in York, PA, and Lancaster, PA.We offer FREE workshops!  Our workshops are fun and entertaining ways to learn! We provide you with the information to decide what is right for you. If after attending, you decide we arent the right fit no problem! Youll never feel any pressure from our team.