Archive for the ‘Family Conflict’ Category

Advanced Care Planning: Your Doctor is Key

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Last weekend I was having coffee with a friend who is having surgery in the near future. She asked what I knew about Advanced Care Planning and asked me whether she thought her lawyer could assist. I did not hesitate to say that this is a very ...

How To Be (Better)Prepared For Your Next Medical Appointment

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

In my day to day work, I have the opportunity to attend medical specialists appointments with my clients. Many POA's for Personal Care may find themselves in this role as well. As part of this preparation, their medical history is reviewed and summarized including highlighting the ...

The Rush to Avoid the 21 Year Deemed Disposition Rule: a Word or Two of Advice

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

As a professional advisor over the years, I have learned to accept good advice as well if not more than giving it. Recently, Colleen Ma of Dunphy LLP wrote about how the rush to avoid the 21 year rule for discretionary family trusts can lead to real problems if not executed ...