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February 19, 2009


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Legal document issued by the court, appointing a legal guardian to handle the financial affairs of a person who is unable to handle such affairs due to  being physically and/or mentally incapacitated.

An individual who has a durable power of attorney may negate the need to have the court appoint a conservator

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State law

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The IRA custodian/trustee or plan trustee should review the document to determine whether it places any limitations on the transactions that can be legally performed by the conservator.

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Denise Appleby

Denise is CEO of Appleby Retirement Consulting Inc., a firm that provides IRA resources for financial/ tax/legal professionals. She has over 20 years of experience in the retirement plans field, which includes training and technical consultation.

Denise writes and publishes educational /marketing tools for advisors; available at Denise co-authored several books on IRAs

Denise is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School, where she obtained a Masters of Jurisprudence in Employee Benefits, and has earned 5 professional retirement designations.
She has appeared on numerous media programs, sharing her insights on retirement tax laws.


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