Archive for the ‘Guardianship’ Category

Testamentary Custody

Monday, June 30th, 2014

I was recently asked how parents can ensure that the guardian of their choice takes custody of their minor child or children in the event that both parents die simultaneously. In Ontario, parents (or any other person with custody of the child) can nominate someone to assume custody of their ...

Common Misconceptions about Why People Do Not Have a Power of Attorney for Personal Care

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

On April 23, 2014, Paul Fensom blogged about how so few Canadians have Powers of Attorney yet the number of people making Wills is increasing. He referenced a Scotiabank study conducted by Nielson (formerly Harris/Decima), showing that only 33% of Canadians have Powers of Attorney while 50% have Wills. This ...

Judgement Day for Mrs. M Bentley

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

On February 4, 2014, Dying with Dignity issued the following statement: “The BC Supreme Court issued its judgement today in the case of Margot Bentley. Ruling that feeding by mouth is basic care, rather than health care, Margot's family's appeal for the feeding to stop has been dismissed. The judge gave ...