Jasmine Sweatman Archive

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About: At Sweatman Law all members of the firm understand that dealing with estate and trust issues can be emotionally difficult and is for most of our clients the first time dealing with lawyers and the process. We are particularly sensitive to and aim to achieve the best and right approach to your matter with the objective of getting that solution to maximize the result as effectively and efficiently as possible. Out of court alternatives and practical solutions are always considered. We listen.

Capacity Trumps – Bentley v Maplewood Seniors Care Society – Part II

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The BC court of appeal has released its appeal of this decision (we blogged on the lower court decision) in February 2014 regarding capacity and nourishment. To recap, Margaret Bentley now 83 and with advanced Alzheimer’s has to be feed by spoon and drink by glass placed upon her lips.  The ...

Objective Assessment in Estate Litigation

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

In the recent decision of Heston-Cook v. Schneider, 2015 ONCA, the Court of Appeal stressed the importance of an objective assessment of the overall interests of the estate, if and when an estate trustee is appointed. This situation can be seen where one sibling contests another sibling’s conduct as trustee where ...

Focussing on the Different areas of the Brain can Influence the Outcome of a Decision

Monday, May 4th, 2015

At the national Canadian Associate of Gift Planner’s conference (April 22 to 24) in Halifax, the closing plenary speaker was Dr. James a professor at Texas Tech University.  He spoke about his research and how his studies have shown that changing how we ask questions can influence decision making and ...