Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

Choosing a POA: A Litigator’s Perspective

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Two things got me thinking about power of attorney litigation.  I listened to a great program on CBC on Sunday, where the guests – an estate litigator in Toronto and an elder law specialist from the west - talked about the trend that many estate litigators have seen lately.  That ...

Soldiers Will made in WWI helps identify his Remains in 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

In the news recently are the stories of 5 Canadian soldiers killed in WW1 whose bodies were discovered in 2006 being identified last week. In 2006 8 sets of remains were found in Hallu France, at the site of the Battle of Amiens in 1918, which marked the beginning of the ...

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 ...