Archive for the ‘Elder Law’ Category

Pre-Death POA Disputes

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

I have no statistics on this, but anecdotally, I have had many conversations lately with fellow estate litigators who have noticed the same recent trend in their practices.  That rather unseemly development is this:  expectant beneficiaries no longer wait until a person is dead to start fighting over inheritance money.  ...

Power of Attorney Terminated Despite No Misconduct

Monday, November 9th, 2015

When a dispute arises inside a blended family over who will make substitute decisions for in incapable person, the court may have to step in. In Corewyn v McCulloch, 2015 ONSC 6039, Justice Sweeny appointed the incapable person’s daughter as her guardian, despite the existence of a valid power of ...