Archive for the ‘Elder Law’ Category

Mickey Rooney’s Estate and Shedding Light on Financial Elder Abuse

Friday, April 11th, 2014

It is not surprising that Mickey Rooney's estate may become embroiled in litigation.  Mr. Rooney was married nine times; he was survived by a number of children and stepchildren, and was estranged from his current wife at the time of his death.  Such full lives often lead to complicated estates. More ...

Revival of a Will

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Sometimes we forget the little things.  In being asked the question, can I revive a will that I have revoked, reminds us of those forgotten things.  This question led to a review of Section 19 of the SLRA which provides: 19.(1)A will or part of a will that has been in ...

Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

Monday, February 24th, 2014

A recent case in BC examines capacity and prior capable wishes regarding nourishment and liquids. Margaret Bentley is 82 and has advanced Alzheimer’s.  She is in a care facility and is spoon fed all of her meals. This case centres on whether Ms. Bentley has the capacity to consent to ...