Archive for the ‘Guardianship’ Category

Consent for Treatment and Conflicts between Substitute Decision Makers: Options for Resolution

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

As per the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA), and equally applicable to the Mental Health Act (MHA), capacity to consent to treatment is defined as: A person is capable with respect to a treatment if the person is able to understand the information that is relevant to making a decision about the ...

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.  ...