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.

Section 3 Counsel

Friday, March 27th, 2015

On the first day of Osgoode Hall’s Certificate in Elder Law program much was discussed including understanding the ageing process and confronting ageism. From counsel’s perspective it also served as a refresher of the role of section 3 (of the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992).  As you may know Section 3 gives ...

I don’t know what I’ve forgotten

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

We have previously blogged about the challenges in addressing and managing the complexity of dementia, both from a scientific research point of view and from the point of view of family members of one afflicted with this illness. Recently news reports have talked about developments in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s ...

What to do about unusual personal effects

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Elaine’s blog on Friday talked about personal items and the need for testators to deal with them in their Will. But what happens when some of those personal effects are unusual, unsuitable, “ungiftable” or difficult to dispose of? This “typical” instruction may not be sufficient in all situations – regulated or ...