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Patrick Schaffner Cawley

Power of attorney Attorney at Mechanicsburg, PA

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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2000
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  1. Power of attorney
    An person may designate another individual to provide assistance with managing legal and financial affairs. This is probably the most important document for adults of all ages to possess.

  2. Wills and living wills
    A Last Will and Testament dictates the passage of an individual's assets after death. A Living Will allows an individual to document preferences for end-of-life care.

  3. Elder law
    Elder law services incorporate a variety of practice areas in order to assist older adults to document their goals, protect and/or share family assets, manage a care crisis, obtain available benefits, and prepare for the future.

  4. Probate
    Probate and Estate Administration services provide assistance with the many details of handling an individual's estate after death.

  5. Trusts
    Various types of trusts exist and are tools which allow for the preservation of hard-earned assets.

  6. Guardianship
    Guardianship is a process by which the courts assign decision-making responsibility for an incapacitated person to another individual.

When concerned family members come into our office, wondering how they will afford long-term care or how to protect their hard-earned savings for the good of the family, I draw on years of experience with guiding people safely through crises.

While previously serving as Counsel to the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, I worked with experts to understand how families can best plan for long-term care, make important decisions for themselves and their children in case they are incapacitated, and preserve their property through estate planning. Together we anticipated problems that could arise and we made improvements to the law relating to guardianship, advance health care directives, powers of attorney, and digitally stored assets in estate planning. I worked extensively on the problem of elder abuse and financial exploitation by individuals who are trusted to manage an elderly person’s most important interests.

It is an honor to apply these experiences in the service of clients at Keystone Elder Law P.C. From foundational estate planning to more complex planning for long-term care, I prepare people for whatever life sends their way and restore their peace of mind.

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Keystone Elder Law, P.C.
555 Gettysburg Pike Ste B200
Keystone Elder Law Pc
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055-5205


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  • University of Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
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  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
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  • West Publishing
  • Pennsylvania Appellate Practice
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Military Family Program
  • Solving The Elder Care Puzzle
  • 2021

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Mechanicsburg Power of attorney Lawyer Patrick Schaffner Cawley
Patrick Schaffner Cawley
Power of attorney Attorney
Mechanicsburg, PA
Licensed for 23 years