Archive for the ‘Family Conflict’ Category

An Estate’s Family Holiday Jingle- 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

A little holiday jingle ….. with new stanzas added. T’was the fight before Christmas, when all families know, It’s better to forgive than tell them to F. O., Mom probably liked you better, if memory serves, So while I am a P.O.A., she will get what she deserves. Come on siblings and get off your ...

California Dreaming-The Right to Visit an Elderly Parent

Friday, November 7th, 2014

I recently came across this news article while reading about the litigation surrounding the final days of Casey Kasem.  The article detailed the recent enactment of new sections to California’s probate code which will come into effect January 1, 2016.  The changes will require “conservators” (a position comparable to Ontario’s ...

Families are Complicated and Necessary

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Families always want to know if they have the most difficult family, ever. They ask if I have ever worked with such family dysfunction and ask if I know of any other families as difficult or as unreasonable as theirs. My answer? The only normal families are the families ...